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Agri-Environmental Policies: A Comparison of US and EU Experiences  

Roger Claassen, Joseph Cooper, Cristina Salvioni, and Marcella Veronesi

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Jul 2014
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Sep 2014
Although agri-environmental programs have a long history in the United States and the European Union, such programs began to play a larger role in federal farm policies in the 1980s, in ... More

Bans and Labels with Controversial Food Technologies  

Stéphan Marette and Jutta Roosen

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Sep 2011
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Nov 2012
This article traces consumers' reluctance toward new technologies in the food domain and the nature of controversies. It argues that there are economic considerations in discussion of ... More

The Challenge of Reforming Environmental Regulation in Russia  

Alexander A. Golub, Mikhail Kozeltsev, Alexander Martusevich, and Elena Strukova

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Jul 2013
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Oct 2013
The chapter considers improvements of environmental regulation as an important precondition for steady economic growth in Russia. Estimated costs of urban air pollution in Russia reach 4–5 ... More

Changing Nutritional Content of Food  

Helen H. Jensen

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Sep 2011
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Nov 2012
This article provides an overview of the changes in nutrient content of the food supply in the United States and then describes core concepts used in the assessment of the adequacy of (or ... More

Climate Change and Second-Best Abatement in a Multiregion World with Endogenous Growth  

Alfred Greiner

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Jan 2015
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May 2015
This chapter gives a brief survey of dynamic games in macro models of climate change and, then, studies a simple endogenous growth model that includes an energy balance model. The world is ... More

Climate Risk and Response in the Pacific Rim  

David Roland-Holst

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Jan 2014
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Feb 2014
Average temperatures in the Earth’s atmosphere have begun an upward trend that is largely irreversible over the next century, regardless of climate policy options currently under ... More

Connecting Ecosystem Services to Land Use: Implications for Valuation and Policy  

Robert J. Johnston, Stephen K. Swallow, Dana Marie Bauer, Emi Uchida, and Christopher M. Anderson

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Jul 2014
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Sep 2014
This chapter describes methods, challenges, and prospects involved in the evaluation of linkages among ecosystem services, land use, and economic values. It begins with a discussion of ... More

Economics of Environmental Regime Shifts  

Florian Wagener

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Jan 2015
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May 2015
Economic consequences of critical transitions or regime shifts of ecological systems are a source of considerable concern. Though the underlying mechanisms are well known, only since the ... More

The Economics of Wildlife Conservation  

David J. Lewis and Erik Nelson

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Jul 2014
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Sep 2014
The challenge of how to slow the rate of decline in wildlife populations presents a significant public goods provision challenge to economists. This chapter synthesizes a set of ... More

Eminent Domain and the Land Assembly Problem  

Joshua M. Duke

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Jul 2014
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Sep 2014
This chapter summarizes eminent domain jurisprudence and the main economic approaches to analyzing eminent domain. Eminent domain potentially corrects two inefficiencies in land markets: ... More

An Energy Panorama of Latin America  

Humberto Campodónico

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Jul 2011
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Sep 2012
This chapter notes that Latin America as a region is self-sufficient in energy and indeed a net exporter. After looking at the regional energy matrix in the second section, the third ... More

Environment and Development Challenges: The Imperative of a Carbon Fee and Dividend  

James E. Hansen

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Jan 2015
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May 2015
This chapter discusses the importance of a carbon fee and dividend in minimizing the impacts of climate change on humanity and nature. Before outlining the policies needed to produce a ... More

Environmental Concerns in Food Consumption  

Mario F. Teisl

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Sep 2011
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Nov 2012
This article outlines the major environmental issues related to food consumption, which encompass not only the impacts caused by the production of food, but also those generated by food ... More

Environmental Sustainability  

Carlos J. De Miguel and Osvaldo Sunkel

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Jul 2011
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Sep 2012
This chapter examines the progress in the development of peripheral economies Latin America and the Caribbean in resolving the problems of the biosphere, and whether new forms of ... More

European Agri-Environmental Policy: The Conservation and Re-Creation of Cultural Landscapes  

Ian Hodge

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Jul 2014
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Sep 2014
Agri-environment policy was introduced in the European Union (EU) in the mid-1980s under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in response to agricultural surpluses and declining ... More

Food Safety Policy  

Sandra A. Hoffmann

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Sep 2011
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Nov 2012
The aim of this article is to orient economists new to the issue of food safety. It provides an overview of the scope of current food safety problems and the food safety policy reforms ... More

Future Research Directions in Land Economics  

Joshua M. Duke and JunJie Wu

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Jul 2014
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Sep 2014
This chapter presents five prominent trends in land economics: advanced theory for spatially explicit structural modeling; advanced methods to understand and uncover agents’ land use ... More

Introduction: Land as an Integrating Theme in Economics  

Joshua M. Duke and JunJie Wu

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Jul 2014
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Sep 2014
What do economists know about land-and how do they know? This chapter introduces the Oxford Handbook of Land Economics, arguing that land is a theme that integrates several fields of ... More

Land Conservation in the United States  

Jeffrey Ferris and Lori Lynch

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Jul 2014
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Sep 2014
Land conservation provides many environmental benefits, as well as concrete economic benefits. Because of their public good attributes, conservation often requires the intervention of ... More

Land Use and Climate Change  

Bruce A. McCarl, Witsanu Attavanich, Mark Musumba, Jianhong E. Mu, and Ruth Aisabokhae

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Jul 2014
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Sep 2014
Land use is heavily involved with climate change concerns, and this chapter discusses and reviews the interrelationships among the vulnerability, adaptation, and mitigation aspects of land ... More

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