CLIMATE ECONOMICS 3rd Edition
Economic Analysis of Climate, Climate Change and Climate Policy
Economy & Politics
Richard S.J. Tol
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Dr Richard S.J. Tol is a Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Sussex, and the Professor of the Economics of Climate Change, at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He is ranked among the top 100 economists in the world and among the top 100 most-cited climate scholars. He specializes in the economics of energy, environment, and climate. He is the editor-in-chief for Energy Economics and the author of the only textbook on the economics of climate change.
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This thoroughly revised third edition offers comprehensive coverage of the economics of climate change and climate policy, and is a suitable guide for advanced undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral students. Topics discussed include the costs and benefits of adaptation and mitigation, discounting, uncertainty, equity, policy instruments, the second best, and international agreements.
• In-depth treatment of the economics of climate change
• Careful explanation of concepts and their application to climate policy
• Customizable integrated assessment model that illustrates all issues discussed
• Specific usage guidelines for each level of reader
• Companion website with data, quizzes, videos, and further reading
• Discussion of the latest developments in theory and policy
• Greater attention to policy and market imperfections than in the second edition
This book is an essential text for students in economics, climate change, and environmental policy, an excellent resource for researchers and practitioners, and a key text to support professors in their teaching.
‘Richard Tol is not only a leading researcher but also a gifted educator. His textbook Climate Economics has established itself as the leading textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate students. It provides the reader with a thorough grounding in the economics of climate change written in an accessible style.’ – David Maddison, University of Birmingham, UK ‘This book is both a comprehensive course and a reference to the all-important economics of climate change. It does for climate economics what Julia Childs did for French Cooking: make it accessible to the serious student.’ – Maximilian Auffhammer, University of California, Berkeley, US ‘Richard S.J. Tol has written a must-read book for anyone caring about the sustainable development of this planet. This book is a delightful guide fu...