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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

Abstract

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

Authors

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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Contents

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Part one Introduction

1 Global Cost-Benefit Analysis

Michael A. Livermore, A. J. Glusman, and Gonzalo Moyano

Part Two Valuation Issues

4 Putting a Price on the Future of Our Children and Grandchildren

Maria Damon, Kristina Mohlin, and Thomas Sterner

5 The Shape of Distributional Analysis

Michael A. Livermore, and Jennifer S. Rosenberg

Part Three Institutional Matters

Part Four Case Studies in Pollution Control

10 Environmental Fuel Quality Improvements in Mexico

Leonora Rojas-Bracho, Verónica Garibay-Bravo, Gretchen A. Stevens, and Georgina Echániz-Pellicer

12 Economic Costs of Air Pollution in Singapore

Euston Quah, and Wai-Mun Chia

13 The Challenges of Estimating Compliance Costs in Developing Countries

Lèbre La Rovere Rovere, Martha Macedo de Lima Barata, and Amaro Olimpio Pereira

Part Five Case Studies in Protection of Natural Resources

19 Assessing Potential Carbon Revenues from Reduced Forest Cover Loss in Liberia

Jessica Donovan, Keith Lawrence, Christopher Neyor, Eduard Niesten, and Eric Werker

Part Six Paths Forward

20 Challenges and Opportunities

Michael A. Livermore

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