Classic Papers in Natural Resource Economics

  • Chennat Gopalakrishnan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Classic Papers in Natural Resource Economics: An Overview

  3. The Intertemporal Problem

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. William F. Baumol
      Pages 37-53
    3. Kenneth J. Arrow, Robert C. Lind
      Pages 54-75
    4. Kenneth J. Arrow, Anthony C. Fisher
      Pages 76-84
  4. Externalities and Market Failure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Ronald H. Coase
      Pages 87-137
    3. James M. Buchanan, William C. Stubblebine
      Pages 138-154
  5. Property Rights, Institutions and Public Choice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Harold Demsetz
      Pages 163-177
    3. James M. Buchanan
      Pages 204-218
  6. The Economics of Exhaustible Resources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Harold Hotelling
      Pages 221-256
  7. The Economics of Renewable Resources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 277-277
    2. Vernon L. Smith
      Pages 279-303
    3. Paul A. Samuelson
      Pages 304-333
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 334-348

About this book


Classic Papers in Natural Resource Economics brings together a choice selection of some of the most enduring academic writing published in this field in a single volume. The fourteen papers included in this book are grouped into five sections: the intertemporal problem; externalities and market failure; property rights; institutions and public choice; the economics of exhaustible resources; and the economics of renewable resources. Each section represents a major area in natural resource economics. Written by distinguished resource economists, the papers in this volume probe, analyze and illuminate the central issues of the discipline.


economic theory economics environment evaluation forestry institutions investment production public choice resource economics

Editors and affiliations

  • Chennat Gopalakrishnan
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Hawaii at ManoaHonoluluUS

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