Valuing the environment : methodological and measurement issues

edited by Rüdiger Pethig

This book contains a collection of papers on environmental valuation resulting from the authors' joint research work in the program 'Environment, Science and Society' conducted under the auspices of the European Science Foundation, with whose cooperation the book has been published. In the first part this book focuses on conceptual issues of environmental valuation involving the stock-flow dynamics of pollution, environmental services as productive factors, the appropriateness of the expected utility approach for unlikely high-damage risks, the concept of option value, and the valuation of environmental health effects. Turning to measurement issues, a comparative analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of several valuation methods is carried out -- with a special emphasis on survey techniques. Energy-related valuation procedures are also discussed, and their potential for environmental valuation is demonstrated. Rather than applying valuation techniques in specific case studies this book scrutinizes the foundations of valuation methodology and assesses the validity and reliability of available techniques. It is therefore of great interest for both researchers and teachers in the field of environmental valuation.

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  • Editor's Introduction. Part 1: Basic Issues of Valuing the Environment. 1. Ecological Dynamics and the Valuation of Environmental Change
  • R. Pethig. 2. The Value of Non-Market Natural Assets as Production Factor
  • P. Point. 3. Valuation and Aggregation
  • P.-O. Johansson. Part 2: Conceptual Problems of Valuation under Uncertainty. 4. The Need for Alternatives to the Expected Utility Approach in Environmental Risk Economics or 'Who is Afraid of Russian Roulette?'
  • I. Querner. 5. Welfare Measurement under Uncertainty
  • R. Svento. 6. Valuing Changes in Health: a Production Function Approach
  • P.-O. Johansson. Part 3: Measuring Values. 7. Non-Use Value: Reflections on the Definition and Measurement
  • M. Shechter, S. Freeman. 8. An Assessment of the Contingent Valuation Method
  • R. Hoevenagel. 9. The Use of Stated Preference Methods in the Evaluation of Environmental Change
  • A. Pearman. 10. A Comparison of Economic Valuation Methods
  • R. Hoevenagel. Part 4: Energy-Related Valuation Procedures. 11. Energy Metrics: On Various Valuation Properties of Energy
  • S. Faucheux, G. Pillet. 12. Applying eMergy Analysis to Vineyard Cultivation and Wine Production
  • G. Pillet. 13. Energy Analysis and Sustainable Development
  • S. Faucheux.

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書名 Valuing the environment : methodological and measurement issues
著作者等 European Science Foundation
Pethig, R.
Pethig Rudiger
シリーズ名 Environment, science, and society
出版元 Kluwer Academic Publishers
刊行年月 c1994
ページ数 xxii, 347 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 0792326024
NCID BA23898241
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言語 英語
出版国 オランダ