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RFF Environmental and Resource Economics Set

For almost 60 years, RFF has pioneered the application of economics as a tool to develop more effective policy about the use and conservation of natural resources. It remains the world's premier institution for the study of environmental economics. This collection of eight books represents many of the best works that RFF has published, including writings by Nobel Prize winning economists.

The RFF Library Collection brings back landmark books published by Resources for the Future throughout its nearly 60-year history as the pre-eminent research institution devoted exclusively to environmental issues. The Collection offers individuals and institutions the most classic and relevant literature across a range of environmental issues.

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  1. Measuring the Benefits of Clean Air and Water

    By Allen V. Kneese

    Series: RFF Environmental and Resource Economics Set

    Kneese examines issues surrounding benefits assessment, including such tools as bidding games, surveys, property value studies, wage differentials, risk reduction evaluation, and mortality and morbidity cost estimation. He discusses methods for quantitatively estimating benefits derived from the...

    Published January 19th 2011 by RFF Press

  2. Natural Environments

    Studies in Theoretical & Applied Analysis

    By John V. Krutilla

    Series: RFF Environmental and Resource Economics Set

    This study represents the first scholarly attempt to consider the difficult allocation problems associated with management of natural resources and proposed changes in the natural environment. Originally published in 1973...

    Published January 19th 2011 by RFF Press

  3. Public Investment, the Rate of Return, and Optimal Fiscal Policy

    By Kenneth J. Arrow, Mordecai Kruz

    Series: RFF Environmental and Resource Economics Set

    This book, co-authored by the Nobel-prized economist, Kenneth Arrow, considers public expenditures in the context of modern growth theory. It analyzes optimal growth with public capital. A theory of 'controllability' is developed and injected into public economics and growth models. Originally...

    Published January 19th 2011 by RFF Press

  4. Environmental Quality in a Growing Economy

    Essays from the Sixth RFF Forum

    By Henry Jarrett

    Series: RFF Environmental and Resource Economics Set

    Twelve scholars examine some leading problems in environmental quality, analyze present situations and future prospects, and suggest what might be done about them. Originally published in 1966...

    Published January 19th 2011 by RFF Press

  5. Scarcity and Growth Reconsidered

    By V. Kerry Smith

    Series: RFF Environmental and Resource Economics Set

    Current views on resource availability are examined, along with the original Barnett-Morse thesis of resource supply. Originally published in 1979...

    Published January 19th 2011 by RFF Press

  6. Environmental Quality Analysis

    Theory & Method in the Social Sciences

    By Allen V. Kneese, Blair T. Bower

    Series: RFF Environmental and Resource Economics Set

    This book brings together state-of-the-art papers describing comprehensive approaches to residuals management and emphasizes the need for interdisciplinary solutions to complex environmental problems. Originally published in 1972...

    Published January 19th 2011 by RFF Press

  7. Scarcity and Growth

    The Economics of Natural Resource Availability

    By Harold J. Barnett, Chandler Morse

    Series: RFF Environmental and Resource Economics Set

    In this classic study, the authors assess the importance of technological change and resource substitution in support of their conclusion that resource scarcity did not increase in the Unites States during the period 1870 to 1957. Originally published in 1963...

    Published January 19th 2011 by RFF Press

  8. Environmental Economics

    A Theoretical Inquiry

    By Karl-Göran Mäler

    Series: RFF Environmental and Resource Economics Set

    First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published January 19th 2011 by RFF Press

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