Handbook of Environmental and Resource Economics
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Handbook of Environmental and Resource Economics

Edited by Jeroen C.J.M. van den Bergh

This major reference book comprises specially commissioned surveys in environmental and resource economics written by an international team of experts. Authoritative yet accessible, each entry provides a state-of-the-art summary of key areas that will be invaluable to researchers, practitioners and advanced students.
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I would like to thank all participants in this project - authors, reviewers and advisers - for bearing with my e-mails, and a few letters, that were aimed to provide suggestions, constructive criticism and - in most cases - deadline reminders. Of course, my greatest gratitude is to the authors, who gave so much of their time to writing and revising their chapters, as well as reviewing other chapters. I am also indebted to various colleagues and friends for specific support in a number of ways. Robert Ayres, Cees van Beers, Carlo Carraro, Kerry Krutilla, Peter Nijkamp, Hans Opschoor, Adam Rose, Jason Shogren and Jan van der Straaten provided comments on the initial outline. I am very grateful to Ada Ferrer Carbonell, Piet Rietveld and Cees Withagen for suggestions on rearranging the pre-final outline, as well as comments on a draft of the introductory chapter. While most chapters were reviewed by authors of other chapters, Glen Harrison, Paul Ekins and Cees van Beers were so kind as to evaluate chapters for which I could not find a suitable reviewer inside the project. Furthermore, several participants reviewed three instead of the standard two other chapters. Sander de Bruyn and Erik Verhoef generously reviewed a chapter within a few days when time was pressing me. I would also like to acknowledge Klaus Conrad for quick production and revisions of his chapter, which was suddenly required when the initial author dropped out at a late stage of the project. I would like to...

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