About Economic DropletsAn environmental and natural resource economics blog by Adam Bailey (below). For details and profile see About.
Copyright© Adam Bailey and Economic Droplets, 2012-2017.
Category Archives: Environment (general)
A valuation of the Great Barrier Reef illustrates many common issues in the economics of environmental valuation. A recent report by Deloitte Access Economics (1) estimates the asset value of the Great Barrier Reef at A$56 billion (2). This is … Continue reading
Arthur Kroeber’s book on China’s economy includes an excellent section on energy but a rather selective account of its environmental issues. Arthur Kroeber’s book China’s Economy in Oxford University Press’s What Everyone Needs to Know series (1) deserves a wide … Continue reading
A critical analysis of Dieter Helm’s ‘Natural Capital: Valuing the Planet’. Contents Introduction The Asset-Based Approach The Importance of Natural Capital Valuing Natural Capital Natural Goods – and Bads Sustainability and Renewable Natural Capital Sustainability and Non-Renewable Natural Capital National … Continue reading
Dynamic optimisation, also known as optimal control, is one of the most important techniques of environmental and natural resource economics. Although it’s difficult, the basics should be a compulsory element of graduate-level courses in these fields. I managed to get … Continue reading