Summary: A growing concern for environmental quality and resource scarcity has led to numerous policy debates regarding resource utilization around the world. This is especially true when it comes to agriculture. This textbook brings together economic theory and resource-specific problems of agriculture, and includes aggregate- and micro-level models and examples for most resource and environmental issues. Although the book's emphasis is on cropland agriculture, there are als
o examples from livestock, poultry, grazing, fisheries, orchards, and forestry. Students and professionals in resource economics, management, and policy as well as economists and planners in government agencies will benefit from the valuable lessons presented here.
Summary: A growing concern for environmental quality and resource scarcity has led to numerous policy debates regarding resource utilization around the world. This is especially true when it comes to agriculture. This textbook brings together economic theory and resource-specific problems of agriculture, and includes aggregate- and micro-level models and examples for most resource and environmental issues. Although the book's emphasis is on cropland agriculture, there are also examples from livestock, poultry, grazing, fisheries, orchards, and forestry. Students and professionals in resource economics, management, and policy as well as economists and planners in government agencies will benefit from the valuable lessons presented here.
Edition/Copyright:93 Cover: Hardcover Publisher:Oxford University Press Published: 08/26/1993 International: No
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Carlson, Gerald A. (Ed.) : North Carolina State University
Zilberman, David (Ed.) : University of California-Berkeley
Miranowski, John A. (Ed.) : U.S. Department of Agriculture
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1. Agriculture Resource Economics: An Overview, J.A. Miranowski and G.A. Carlson 2. Some Microeconomics of Agricultural Resource Use, R. Howitt and C.R. Taylor 3. The Economics of Nonrenewable Resources, D. Zilberman, M. Wetzstein, and M. Marra 4. Aggregate Evaluation Concepts and Models, C.R. Taylor and R. Howitt 5. Technological Innovation, Agricultural Productivity, and Environmental Quality, J.M. Antle and T. McGuckin 6. Agricultural Externalities, D. Zilberman and M. Marra 7. Pesticides and Pest Management, G.A. Carlson and M. Wetzstein 8. Economics of Water Use in Agriculture, W. Boggess, R. Lacewell, and D. Zilberman 9. Economics of Land Use in Agriculture, J.A. Miranowski and M. Cochran 10. Agricultural Resource Policy, K. Reichelderfed and R.A. Kramer 11. Emerging Resource Issues in World Agriculture, G.A. Carlson and D. Zilberman
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