Table of contents for Environmental economics : theory and applications / Katar Singh, Anil Shishodia.

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List of Tables 
List of Figures 
List of Boxes 
Chapter 1: Introduction 
1.1 Meaning and Importance of Environment 
1.2 Definition and Scope of Environmental Economics 
1.3 Environmental Economics vs. Traditional Economics 
1.4 The Rationale of Environmental Economics 
1.5 The Evolution and Growth of Environmental Economics 
1.6 Some Typical Environmental Problems 
1.7 A Generic Approach to Solving Environmental Problems 
1.8 Main Points 
1.9 Discussion Questions 
Chapter 2: Environment, Economy, and Development
2.1 Introduction 
2.2 Environment and Economy 
2.3 Tracing Environmental inputs into the Economy 
2.4 Environment and Economic Growth 
2.5 Environment and Development 
2.6 Main points 
2.7 Discussion Questions 
Chapter 3: Basic Concepts and Theories: Individual Choices
3.1 Introduction 
3.2 Main Characteristics of Environmental Goods 
3.3 Consumption and Demand 
3.4 Production and Supply 
3.5 Marginal Analysis 
3.6 Markets and Market Failure 
3.7 Government Intervention and Public Policy Failure 
3.7 Main Points 
3.8 Discussion Questions 
Chapter 4: Basic Concepts and Theories: Collective Choices
4.1 Introduction 
4.2 Social Benefits, Costs and Welfare Function 
4.3 Pareto Principle, or Paretian Criterion 
4.4 Compensation Principle or Criterion 
4.5 Hardin¿s Thesis of ¿The Tragedy of the Commons¿ 
4.6 Prisoners¿ Dilemma (PD) Game 
4.7 Olson¿s Theory of Collective Action 
4.8 Methods of Abatement of Externalities 
4.9 Optimal Stationary Policies for Renewable Resources 
4.10 Social Cost -Benefit Analysis (SCBA) 
4.11 Cost-Effectiveness Analysis (CEA) 
4.12 Main Points 
4.13 Discussion Questions 
Chapter 5: Environmental Valuation 
5.1 Introduction 
5.2 Meaning and Types of Environmental Values 
5.3 Measures of Economic Values 
5.4 Valuation of Intangible Benefits of the Environment 
5.5 Main Points 
5.6 Discussion Questions 
Chapter 6: Environmental Accounting 
6.1 Introduction 
6.2 Historical Development of National Accounts in India 
6.3 Genesis of Environmental Accounting 
6.4 Some Salient Features of SEEA 
6.5 Forest Resource Accounting: A Case Study 
6.6 Integration of Environmental Accounts into the System of National Accounts
6.7 Main Points 
6.8 Discussion Questions 
Chapter 7: Instruments of Environment Management
7.1 Introduction 
7.2 A Conceptual Framework 
7.3 An Action System for Environment Management 
7.4 Forms of Government Intervention 
7.5 Main Points 
7.6 Discussion Questions 
Chapter 8: Land and Environment 
8.1 Introduction 
8.2 The Nature and Extent of Land Degradation 
8.3 The Economic Logic of Land Degradation 
8.4 Alternatives for Restoration of Degraded Lands and Improving the Environment
8.5 Main Points 
8.6 Discussion Questions 
Chapter 9: Water and Environment 
9.1 Introduction 
9.2 Current Status of Water Resources 
9.3 Some Water-related Problems 
9.4 Alternatives for Addressing Water-related Problems and Improving the Environment
9.5 Main Points 
9.6 Discussion Questions 
Chapter 10: Forests and Environment 
10.1 Introduction 
10.2 The Role of Forests in India¿s Economy 
10.3 Deforestation and Degradation of Forests and their Environmental Consequences
10.4 Socially Optimal Level of Exploitation of Forests 
10.5 Alternatives for Mitigating the Problems of Degradation and Depletion of Forest Resources
10.6 Main Points 
10.7 Discussion Questions 
Chapter 11: Fisheries and Environment 
11.1 Introduction 
11.2 The Types and Extent of Fishery Resources 
11.3 The Problems of Fisheries and their Underlying Causes 
11.4 Determining Optimum Level of Harvesting of Marine Fish 
11.5 Instruments of Managing Fisheries 
11.6 Policies and Programmes for Fishery Development 
11.7 Main Points 
11.8 Discussion Questions 
Chapter 12: Biodiversity Conservation and Environment
12.1 Introduction 
12.2 The Functions of Ecosystems and Biodiversity 
12.3 Identification and Valuation of Benefits from Biodiversity Conservation
12.4 Causes of Loss of Biodiversity and its Consequences 
12.5 Determining Locally and Globally Optimum Levels of Biodiversity Conservation
12.6 Instruments of Biodiversity Conservation 
12.7 Biodiversity Conservation Policy and Programmes of India 
12.8 Main Points 
12.9 Discussion Questions 
Chapter 13: Climate Change and Environment 
13.1 Introduction 
13.2 Acid Rain 
13.3 Global Warming 
13.4 Ozone Depletion 
13.5 Climatic Aberrations 
13.6 Main Points 
13.7 Discussion Questions 
Chapter 14: An Ideal Environment Management Policy
14.1 Introduction 
14.2 Need for an Environment Policy 
14.3 The Vision, Goals and Objectives of Environment Policy 
14.4 Management Systems for Environment Policy 
14.5 Instruments of Environment policy 
14.6 Enlisting Stakeholders¿ Participation 
14.7 Institutional Mechanism for Integration 
14.8 A Critique of India¿s Environment Policy 
14.9 Main Points 
14.10 Discussion Questions 
References and Select Bibliography 
About the Authors 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Environmental economics.
Environmental policy.
Environmental management.
Natural resources -- Management.