Category Archives: Environment (general)

Housing Reform in England

Housing in England is under-supplied, resulting in high costs.  The government’s proposed reforms to address the problem are a step in the right direction but do not go nearly far enough. I don’t usually engage in autobiography, but it so … Continue reading

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Covid-19 and Household Size

Differences in national rates of Covid-19 infection may be partly due to differences in household sizes. While many questions about the Covid-19 virus are currently unanswered, one point on which there has been wide agreement is that transmission is more … Continue reading

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Mitigable Public Bads

The economic theory of public goods is sometimes assumed to be adaptable in a straightforward manner to public bads.  Here I consider some implications of the fact that such bads are usually mitigable. Consider a region around an airport, subjected … Continue reading

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An Unnecessary Book on Environmental Economics?

In the internet age, a collection of fine articles may not make a worthwhile book. Edward Elgar Publishing have recently published a seventh edition of Economics of the Environment: Selected Readings (1), a collection of 34 articles on a wide … Continue reading

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