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The Globalization of Cost-Benefit Analysis in Environmental Policy
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The Globalization of Cost-Benefit Analysis in Environmental Policy

Michael A. Livermore and Richard L. Revesz


In recent years, economic development has brought a host of benefits to people around the globe: freedom from crushing poverty; educational and employment opportunity; and access to consumer goods once largely restricted to a handful of the most advanced economies. But development has downsides as well. The pollution and exploitation of natural resources that accompany industrialization are a harsh reminder that development also brings public health and ecological threats. Climate change is just one of many pressing issues that must be faced as economic growth spreads both prosperity and envir ... More

Keywords: development, cost-benefit analysis, environmental policy, climate change, global, emerging economies, pollution, public health

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199934386
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199934386.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael A. Livermore, editor
NYU School of Law

Richard L. Revesz, editor
NYU School of Law

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Part one Introduction

Part Two Valuation Issues

Part Three Institutional Matters

Part Four Case Studies in Pollution Control

Part Five Case Studies in Protection of Natural Resources

Part Six Paths Forward

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