Economic Analysis of Environmental Impacts

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This revised and updated guide to the environmental economics of development projects demonstrates how the environmental impacts of projects can be translated into monetary values. The theoretical bases are examined, and the techniques themselves given detailed exposition, supported by extensive case studies illustrating a wide range of applications. The text should become a useful complement to all standard forms of project analysis.

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From Theory to Practice
Assessing Impacts and Setting Priorities
Economic Measurement
Generally Applicable
Selectively Applicable Techniques of Valuing Environmental
Case Studies
Nepal HillForest Development Project 2 MangroveValuation
Methodology and Application
The Benefits and Costs of Establishing a National Park
Willingnessto Pay forImproved WaterSupplies inOnitsha

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John A. Dixon, Principal Environmental Economist with the World Bank Environment Department, is widely published on the topics of applied economic analysis of environmental impacts and natural resources management. Formerly with the Environment and Policy Institute of the East-West Centre, Honolulu, he holds a Ph.D. in economics and has extensive field experience in Asia and Latin America. Louise Fallon Scura, Natural Resources Management Specialist with the World Bank Environment Department, specializes in economic analysis of natural resource and environmental impacts, natural resource management and coastal zone management, and has significant practical experience in Asia, Africa and the Americas. She has a Ph.D. in agricultural and resource economics, a B.S. in environmental sciences and aquaculture, and worked as a biologist before switching to economics. Richard A. Carpenter, formerly a research Associate at the Environment and Policy Institute of the East-West Center, Honolulu, is an independent consultant based in Virginia. He has a master's degree in chemistry and specializes in environmental assessment. Paul B. Sherman, formerly with the East-West Center Environment and Policy Institute and the State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, obtained a Ph. D. in economics and a master's degree in environmental management. His work focused on applied economic valuation, and economics of protected areas and drylands management.

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