Meta-Analysis in Environmental Economics

  • J. C. J. M. van den Bergh
  • K. J. Button
  • P. Nijkamp
  • G. C. Pepping

Part of the Economy & Environment book series (ECEN, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N3-vii
  2. Meta-Analysis and Environmental Policy Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. C. J. M. van den Bergh, K. J. Button, P. Nijkamp, G. C. Pepping
      Pages 3-8
    3. J. C. J. M. van den Bergh, K. J. Button, P. Nijkamp, G. C. Pepping
      Pages 9-21
    4. J. C. J. M. van den Bergh, K. J. Button, P. Nijkamp, G. C. Pepping
      Pages 23-34
    5. J. C. J. M. van den Bergh, K. J. Button, P. Nijkamp, G. C. Pepping
      Pages 35-57
  3. Methodology of Meta-Analysis in Environmental Economics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. J. C. J. M. van den Bergh, K. J. Button, P. Nijkamp, G. C. Pepping
      Pages 61-76
    3. J. C. J. M. van den Bergh, K. J. Button, P. Nijkamp, G. C. Pepping
      Pages 77-91
    4. J. C. J. M. van den Bergh, K. J. Button, P. Nijkamp, G. C. Pepping
      Pages 93-104
    5. J. C. J. M. van den Bergh, K. J. Button, P. Nijkamp, G. C. Pepping
      Pages 105-122
  4. Application of Meta-Analysis to Environmental Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. J. C. J. M. van den Bergh, K. J. Button, P. Nijkamp, G. C. Pepping
      Pages 125-142
    3. J. C. J. M. van den Bergh, K. J. Button, P. Nijkamp, G. C. Pepping
      Pages 143-152
    4. J. C. J. M. van den Bergh, K. J. Button, P. Nijkamp, G. C. Pepping
      Pages 153-162
    5. J. C. J. M. van den Bergh, K. J. Button, P. Nijkamp, G. C. Pepping
      Pages 163-174
    6. J. C. J. M. van den Bergh, K. J. Button, P. Nijkamp, G. C. Pepping
      Pages 175-179
    7. J. C. J. M. van den Bergh, K. J. Button, P. Nijkamp, G. C. Pepping
      Pages 181-191
  5. Conclusions and Guidelines

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. J. C. J. M. van den Bergh, K. J. Button, P. Nijkamp, G. C. Pepping
      Pages 195-202

About this book

Introduction

Meta-analysis is a formal synthesis of results and findings of scientific studies, which can assist in gaining new insights, explaining differences between results of similar studies, or determine useful directions of research. In this book we focus on the use of meta-analysis in environmental economics and related fields of study.
The first part of the book covers the overall meta-approach methodology for social sciences and economics in particular. This is followed by technical and non-technical discussions of statistical and rough-set techniques for analysis. At appropriate places this is supplemented with reviews of applications in environmental economics and related fields.
In the second part of the book a number of case studies show different aspects of the application of meta-analysis. The research areas considered include, among others, tourism multipliers, air pollution valuation, risk and value of life, pesticide price policy, travel time savings, and transport externality and policy issues. The benefits of the appropriate application of meta-analysis in environmental economics are a better use of existing information and knowledge, removal of some of the subjectivity from analysis and forecasting, and greater clarity as to where future efforts in environmental economic analysis can most gainfully be deployed.

Keywords

agriculture air pollution environment environmental economics environmental policy mobility traffic transport transport policy

Authors and affiliations

  • J. C. J. M. van den Bergh
    • 1
  • K. J. Button
    • 2
  • P. Nijkamp
    • 1
  • G. C. Pepping
    • 1
  1. 1.Free University AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.George Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-8865-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4862-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8865-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-1019
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