Provides an applied, practical approach to environmental economic theory that is accessible to students who have had minimal exposure to economics as well as those with an advanced understanding. With a strong focus on policy and real-world issues, Callan/Thomas's ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT: THEORY, POLICY AND APPLICATIONS, Fifth Edition, complements economic theory with timely, real-world applications. Undergraduate or MBA students gain a clear perspective of the relationship between market activity and the environment.
This text integrates a strong business perspective into the development of environmental decision making for a unique vantage point often overlooked in more conventional approaches. Students learn to use economic analytical tools, such as market models, benefit-cost analysis, and risk analysis, effectively to assess environmental problems and to evaluate policy solutions. With a proven, modular structure, this edition provides a well-organized presentation with the flexibility to tailor the presentation to your needs.
Dr. Scott J. Callan is professor of economics at Bentley University. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Texas A & M University. Prior to joining the Bentley faculty in 1987, Professor Callan was a member of the business faculty at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York. His teaching areas of interest focus on quantitative methods and applied microeconomic topics, such as environmental economics, managerial economics, and sports economics. He has taught courses in environmental economics and the economics of natural resources at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition
MODULE I: MODELING ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS. 1. The Role of Economics in Environmental Management. 2. Modeling the Market Process: A Review of the Basics. 3. Modeling Market Failure. MODULE II: MODELING SOLUTIONS TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS. 4. Conventional Solutions to Environmental Problems: The Command-and-Control Approach. 5. Economic Solutions to Environmental Problems: The Market Approach. MODULE III: ANALYTICAL TOOLS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING. 6. Environmental Risk Analysis. 7. Assessing Benefits for Environmental Decision Making. 8. Assessing Costs for Environmental Decision Making. 9. Benefit-Cost Analysis in Environmental Decision Making. MODULE IV: THE CASE OF AIR. 10. Defining Air Quality: The Standard-Setting Process. 11. Improving Air Quality: Controlling Mobile Sources. 12. Improving Air Quality: Controlling Stationary Sources. 13. Global Air Quality: Policies for Ozone Depletion and Climate Change. MODULE V: THE CASE OF WATER. 14. Defining Water Quality: The Standard-Setting Process. 15. Improving Water Quality: Controlling Point and Nonpoint Sources. 16. Protecting Safe Drinking Water. MODULE VI: THE CASE OF SOLID WASTES AND TOXIC SUBSTANCES. 17. Managing Hazardous Solid Waste and Waste Sites. 18. Managing Municipal Solid Waste. 19. Controlling Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals. MODULE VII: GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT. 20. Sustainable Development: International Environmental Agreements and International Trade. 21. Sustainable Approaches: Industrial Ecology and Pollution Prevention.