Principles of Environmental Economics: Economics, Ecology and Public Policy

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1.1 Circular flow diagram of the economic process 9
1.2 The production possibility frontier for Costa Rica 11
2.1 A market demand curve 22
2.2 A shift in market demand curve 23
2.3 A market supply curve 24
2.4 A shift in market supply curve 25
2.5 How the market gravitates toward equilibrium 27
2.6 Long-run market equilibrium price 28
2.7 Consumers’ surplus 29
2.8 Producers’ surplus 31
2.9 Pareto optimality 33
2.10 Roles of market price 35
2.11 Long-run price trend 38
3.1 The market demand for coal 44
3.2 Market conditions in the electricity industry 45
3.3 Market conditions in the coal industry 45
3.4 Market supply of coal 46
3.5 Long-run equilibrium price for coal 49
3.6 Long-run price trend for coal 50
3.7 The concept of rent 51
3.8 The case of differential rent 52
3.9 Factor substitution possibilities 55
3.10 Advances in production techniques 57
3.11 Biased technological advances 58
4.1 Energy flow and material cycling in an ecosystem 70
4.2 Ecologically enlightened economic view (full world scenario) 80
5.1 A simple relationship between economic ouput and waste discharge 93
5.2 Social optimum in the presence of externality: the case of the paper industry 101
5.3 Social optimum through a tax on output 104

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