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Links for “Environmental and Resource Economics”

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07/29/2009

Here are some links based on my “Environmental and Resource Economics” lecture. The audio will be available at Mises.org soon. After the IHS Liberty & Society seminar I taught at in June, we collected links relevant to the discussions we had there. The links are here. For links on resource economics more specifically, here is an excellent EconTalk discussion with Mike Munger on the economics of recycling. This page includes a lot of great links on the economic way of thinking applied to environmental issues. Here is my paper “Economic Calculation in the Environmentalist Commonwealth” and a Forbes.com article based on it. I mentioned the work of the Property and Environment Research Center; here’s the article on DDT to which I referred. My advisor John Nye has a good article on Pigovian taxation and externalities in this issue of Regulation. I didn’t really get a chance to talk about this in my lecture, but while I’m enthusiastic about clean air it is important to note that hybrid cars are the world’s leading cause of smug. George Reisman has given several lectures on environmental economics at Mises University; some of these are available in his Mises.org media archive. Update: I was floored when I found out that one of the attendees at Mises U is a climatologist whose area of expertise is the Asian Brown Cloud, and another is a paleoclimatologist. I look forward to learning from them.

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