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dc.contributor.authorEdwards, Steven F.  Concept link
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-04T18:41:50Z
dc.date.available2016-03-04T18:41:50Z
dc.date.issued1986-01
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/7826
dc.description.abstractWhile the economic impacts of resource use pervade discussions of coastal zone management, most discourses tend to be ill-defined and incomplete, and to lack a solid basis in economic theory. This primer was written to eliminate this confusion for those non-economists who seek insight into economic thought and into how economic analysis can contribute to coastal zone management. The first half of the report introduces readers to basic concepts and analytical methods in microeconomics, public finance, and environmental and resource economics. The foundation for monetary valuations becomes apparent as the concepts are explained. The realization that neither markets nor prices are required for economic valuations is an important result of the explication. Consequently, one can assess losses associated with pollution, reduced access, and so on in units that are commensurable with market-oriented development. The second half of the primer inculcates these basic concepts and methods through (1) critiques of several stereotypical, pseudoeconomic arguments, (2) a case study of the benefits of protecting water quality for recreation, and (3) a benefit-cost analysis of a hypothetical acquisition program that is intended to protect groundwater quality, to protect opportunities for aquatic recreation, and to reduce the growth in traffic.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis report was prepared with funds from the J. N. Pew Jr. Charitable Trust, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's Marine Policy and Ocean Management Center, and the Department of Commerce, NOAA, National Sea Grant College Program, under Grant No. NA84AA-D-00033.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherWoods Hole Oceanographic Institutionen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWHOI Technical Reportsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWHOI-86-1en_US
dc.subjectCoastal zone managementen_US
dc.subjectEconomicsen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental impact analysisen_US
dc.titleAn economics primer for coastal zone management : basic concepts and methods from microeconomics, public finance, and environmental and resource economicsen_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1575/1912/7826


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