Valuing the Environment in Developing Countries
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Valuing the Environment in Developing Countries

Case Studies

Edited by David Pearce, Corin Pearce and Charles Palmer

In this book, the first of two volumes, the authors provide detailed case studies of valuation techniques that have been used in developing countries. They demonstrate that valuation works and that it can yield significant insights into policy-relevant issues regarding conservation and economic development. The authors address a whole range of environmental issues under the broad themes of water and air quality, biological diversity and forest functions. The economic approaches covered include contingent valuation, hedonic property prices, travel cost methodologies and benefits transfer.
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We wish to thank all the authors whose work appears in this volume. They have been immensely patient with the editors and their frequent promises that the volume would ‘soon’ be published. Our editor at Edward Elgar deserves thanks for the same level of patience, especially as we changed the editorial team twice before bringing the book to fruition. We dedicate the book to all those in poor and rich countries who care about the environments around them and who appreciate just how important they are. DWP, CoP, ChP London ix

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