Foundations of Environmental Economics

  • Wolfgang Buchholz
  • Dirk Rübbelke

Part of the Springer Texts in Business and Economics book series (STBE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Wolfgang Buchholz, Dirk Rübbelke
    Pages 1-12
  3. Wolfgang Buchholz, Dirk Rübbelke
    Pages 37-66
  4. Wolfgang Buchholz, Dirk Rübbelke
    Pages 67-132
  5. Wolfgang Buchholz, Dirk Rübbelke
    Pages 133-155
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 157-163

About this book


This textbook provides a solid introduction to the theoretical and empirical aspects of environmental economics, and their links to environmental policy. It advocates drawing on the economist’s toolbox as a powerful means of finding solutions to environmental problems by addressing the conflict between the societal costs of pollution on the one hand, and the financial costs of emissions reduction on the other. The book presents the main economic theory approaches to handling environmental problems and assessing the monetary value of environmental quality; the most relevant environmental policy instruments and challenges involved in their effective real-world application; and both national and global environmental problems addressed by environmental negotiations and agreements. 
Given its scope, the book offers a valuable basis of information for students, and for policymakers pursuing effective environmental policies.


Environmental economics Externalities Monetary evaluation International environmental policy Resource economics Contingent valuation Environmental taxation

Authors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang Buchholz
    • 1
  • Dirk Rübbelke
    • 2
  1. 1.University of RegensburgRegensburgGermany
  2. 2.TU Bergakademie FreibergFreibergGermany

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