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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Rights, Rewards, and Resources: Lessons from Community Forestry in South Asia

Priya Shyamsundar and Rucha Ghate.

in Review of Environmental Economics and Policy

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Economics. 9442 words.

Large-scale experiments with the decentralization of forest management in South Asia have changed the relationship between forests, public institutions that manage forests, and rural...

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Policy Monitor

Virginia McConnell and Margaret Walls.

in Review of Environmental Economics and Policy

January 2009; p ublished online June 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Economics. 7717 words.

To address the externalities that arise from local land uses, some communities in the United States have turned to Transferable Development Rights (TDRs) as a promising policy tool. TDRs...

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Balancing Cost and Emissions Certainty: An Allowance Reserve for Cap-and-Trade

Brian C. Murray, Richard G. Newell and William A. Pizer.

in Review of Environmental Economics and Policy

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Economics. 10301 words.

On efficiency grounds, the economics community has to date tended to emphasize price-based policies to address climate change—such as taxes or a “safety-valve” price ceiling for...

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Valuation of Mangrove Restoration

Edward B. Barbier.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental Economics. 9159 words.

Since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, there has been strong interest globally in restoring mangrove ecosystems and their potential benefits from protecting coastlines and people from...

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Alternative Pollution Control Policies in Developing Countries

Allen Blackman.

in Review of Environmental Economics and Policy

January 2010; p ublished online August 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Economics. 8457 words.

Weak environmental regulatory institutions in developing countries often undermine conventional command-and-control pollution control policies. As a result, these countries are increasingly...

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Alternative Policies to Increase Recycling of Plastic Water Bottles in the United States

W. Kip Viscusi, Joel Huber and Jason Bell.

in Review of Environmental Economics and Policy

July 2012; p ublished online July 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Economics. 10228 words.

Using an original, nationally representative sample of plastic water bottle users, this article examines the efficacy of various policy mechanisms to increase recycling. We evaluate the...

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Environmental Regulations in Mexico

María E. Ibarrarán and Jerónimo Chavarría.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online February 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental Economics. 10654 words.

In Mexico, the laws and norms that regulate the environment emerged at the end of the 19th century to standardize infrastructure construction and preserve nature. However, it was not until...

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Environmental Regulations in China

Haitao Yin, Xuemei Zhang and Feng Wang.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online May 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental Economics. 9733 words.

China’s environmental challenges are unprecedented in terms of their size and severity. The country’s constantly evolving regulatory systems are a blend of lessons learned from Western...

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Implications of Climate Change for Agricultural Sector Performance in Africa: Policy Challenges and Research Agenda

Rashid M. Hassan.

in Journal of African Economies

August 2010; p ublished online August 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Economics. 8583 words.

The paper analysed how climate change (CC) has shaped African agriculture in the past and how it might impact on African farm economies in the future and what adaptation strategies African...

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Global and Regional Economic Damages from Climate Change

Anil Markandya, Elena Paglialunga, Valeria Costantini and Giorgia Sforna.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental Economics. 12114 words.

Economic damage from climate change includes several aspects that need to be considered at the global and regional levels to achieve an equitable common solution to global warming. The...

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Book review. The Living Land: Agriculture, Food and Community Regeneration in Rural Europe. J Pretty

M Krämer.

in European Review of Agricultural Economics

June 1999; p ublished online June 1999 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agricultural Economics; Environmental Economics; Renewable Resources and Conservation; Primary Products. 0 words.

Interface Urban Forest Management in an Urbanizing Landscape

Maria A. Cunha-e-Sá and Sofia F. Franco.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

Article. Subjects: Management of Land and Natural Resources (Social Science); Environmental Economics. 430 words.

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science. Please check back later for the full article.

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National Parks in Developed Countries

Leslie Richardson and Bruce Peacock.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online April 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Management of Land and Natural Resources (Social Science); Environmental Economics. 15930 words.

Economics plays an important role not only in the management of national parks in developed countries, but also in demonstrating the contribution of these areas to societal well-being. The...

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The future of capitalism: a consideration of alternatives

Wendy Harcourt.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

November 2014; p ublished online September 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Economics; Capitalist Systems. 11627 words.

The article reviews three entry points into a discussion of alternatives to today’s neoliberal capitalism. The first examines the need for a green new deal from mostly UK-based think tanks...

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What Works in Fighting Diarrheal Diseases in Developing Countries? A Critical Review

Alix Peterson Zwane and Michael Kremer.

in The World Bank Research Observer

January 2007; p ublished online May 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Economics; Development Planning and Policy. 9490 words.

The Millennium Development Goals call for reducing by half the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water. This goal was adopted in large part because clean...

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Early History of Animal Domestication in Southwest Asia

Benjamin S. Arbuckle.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online April 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental History; Agriculture and Farming; Environmental Economics. 16195 words.

The domestication of livestock animals has long been recognized as one of the most important and influential events in human prehistory and has been the subject of scholarly inquiry for...

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Are investments to promote biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services aligned?

Stephen Polasky, Kris Johnson, Bonnie Keeler, Kent Kovacs, Erik Nelson, Derric Pennington, Andrew J. Plantinga and John Withey.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2012; p ublished online March 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Economics; Renewable Resources and Conservation. 11326 words.

The conservation community is divided over the proper objective for conservation, with one faction focused on ecosystem services that contribute to human well-being and another faction...

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A Hedonic Valuation of Residential Water Services

William F. Vásquez.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

December 2013; p ublished online August 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Economics; Renewable Resources and Conservation; Economic Development. 6795 words.

This paper investigates the economic value of municipal, private, and community-managed water services in Guatemala through a hedonic analysis of rental housing prices observed in 2006....

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Productivity and Land Enhancing Technologies in Northern Ethiopia: Health, Public Investments, and Sequential Adoption

Lire Ersado, Gregory Amacher and Jeffrey Alwang.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

May 2004; p ublished online May 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Economics; Renewable Resources and Conservation; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 6194 words.

The adoption of more efficient farming practices and technologies that enhance agricultural productivity and improve environmental sustainability is instrumental for achieving economic...

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On the comparative evaluation of agricultural income distributions in the European Union

P Allanson and L Hubbard.

in European Review of Agricultural Economics

March 1999; p ublished online March 1999 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agricultural Economics; Environmental Economics; Renewable Resources and Conservation; Primary Products. 0 words.

The paper reports a set of operational rules for ranking income distributions that could be used, given appropriate data, to address a range of policy issues concerning the economic welfare...