Economic Incentives and Environmental Policies

Principles and Practice

  • Hans Opschoor
  • Kerry Turner

Part of the Environment, Science and Society book series (ENSS, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Environmental Economics and Environmental Policy Instruments: Introduction and Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Economic Analysis of Environmental Policy Instruments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Klaus Conrad, Jianmin Wang
      Pages 69-85
  4. Economic Instruments: Empirical Aspects

  5. Product Cycles, Innovation and the Design of Economic Instruments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. R. Kerry Turner, David Pearce
      Pages 251-273
    3. René Kemp, Xander Olsthoorn, Frans Oosterhuis, Harmen Verbruggen
      Pages 275-300
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 301-309

About this book


This book contains a collection of papers on economic incentives and environmental policies which result from the authors' joint research work in the program `Environment, Science and Society', conducted under the auspices of the European Science Foundation, with whose cooperation the book has been published.
The work concentrates on the scientific and methodological aspects of the development, implementation and evaluation of economic instruments at a national level. The research is both theoretical and empirical.
  • At a theoretical level attention is given to the dynamics of instrument choice in various political and economic contexts, and to the means for evaluating economic instruments in terms of their effectiveness and efficiency.
  • At an empirical level the research seeks to investigate the performance of economic instruments in reality and to explore options for new approaches on the interface between technology, economy and the environment. A subject index complements this first volume in the ESF `Environment, Science and Society' series.


agriculture development environment environmental economics environmental policy environmental protection

Editors and affiliations

  • Hans Opschoor
    • 1
  • Kerry Turner
  1. 1.RMNORijswijkThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4369-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-0856-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1383-7028
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