Public Economics and the Environment in an Imperfect World

  • Lans Bovenberg
  • Sijbren Cnossen

Part of the Natural Resource Management and Policy book series (NRMP, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

  3. An Imperfect World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
  4. Assessment Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. James M. Poterba, Julio J. Rotemberg
      Pages 161-170
  5. Institutional Aspects

  6. The Need for Coordination

  7. Efficiency and Distribution Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Frank A. G. den Butter, Rob B. Dellink, Marjan W. Hofkes
      Pages 315-335
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 359-374

About this book


Growing populations and economies have increased the public's awareness that the world's environmental resources are finite. The issues of global warming and the depletion of the ozone layer have given universal significance to what were once local and regional pollution problems.
What is evident from Public Economics and the Environment in an Imperfect World is that Coasian negotiations fail to internalize the costs of environmental degradation, often calling for public intervention through the market mechanism. In its consideration of such issues the book includes contributions on assessment problems, institutional aspects, the need for coordination and efficiency, and distribution issues.


Climate Change environment public finance taxation

Editors and affiliations

  • Lans Bovenberg
    • 1
  • Sijbren Cnossen
    • 2
  1. 1.Tilburg UniversityNetherlands
  2. 2.Erasmus University RotterdamNetherlands

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