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Sustainable Resource Development in the 21st Century

Essays in Memory of Peter Berck

  • Discusses sustainable use and development of natural capital

  • Includes a selection of research on sustainability, land use, and conservation

  • Written in memory of Peter Berck, environmental economist at U.C. Berkeley

  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access.

Part of the book series: Natural Resource Management and Policy (NRMP, volume 57)

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Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    • Jeffrey M. Perloff, Cyndi S. Berck
    Pages 1-2Open Access
  3. Forestry

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 3-3
    2. Peter Berck’s Contributions to Forestry Economics

      • Scott R. Templeton, J. Keith Gilless
      Pages 5-10Open Access
    3. Integrated Management of Bark Beetles: Economic Contributions of Peter Berck and Foundational Entomological Research

      • David L. Wood, Brice A. McPherson, Scott R. Templeton, Nancy Gillette
      Pages 11-23Open Access
    4. Hedging with a Housing Start Futures Contract

      • Peter Berck, Kenneth T. Rosen
      Pages 37-64Open Access
  4. Agriculture and Fisheries

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 65-65
    2. The Future of Agriculture

      • David Zilberman, Gordon Rausser, Justus Wesseler
      Pages 67-79Open Access
    3. How Is Farm Income Affected When Each Farm Has To Produce Its Own Animal Feed?

      • Peter Berck, Cyndi Spindell Berck, Zenebe Gebreegziabher, Hailemariam Teklewold
      Pages 81-91Open Access
    4. Precautionary Heuristic Management and Learning for Data-Poor Fisheries

      • Jason H. Murray, Richard T. Carson
      Pages 107-123Open Access
    5. Efficiency Controls and the Captured Fishery Regulator

      • Peter Berck, Christopher Costello
      Pages 125-141Open Access
  5. Conservation and Development

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 143-143
    2. Armed Conflict Increases Elephant Poaching

      • Gabriel Englander
      Pages 167-177Open Access
  6. Public Economics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 205-205
    2. A Public Economist at a Public University

      • Cyndi Spindell Berck
      Pages 209-210Open Access

About this book

This is an open access book.

This edited volume discusses topics in environmental economics with a focus on sustainability, conservation, and responsible resource management. Written in memory of Peter Berck, Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, the chapters expand upon his insights about the connections between human activities and the natural world. 

The volume includes a selection of research on agriculture, energy, forestry, fisheries, land use, recycling, and conservation – all parts of the broad question of how natural resources can meet human needs while avoiding environmental degradation. Written from a 21st century perspective, with concerns about climate, renewable energy, biodiversity, and sustainable development, this volume will be of interest to researchers and students of agricultural and resource economics.

Editors and Affiliations

  • College of Natural Resources, University of California, Berkeley, USA

    David Zilberman

  • Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley, USA

    Jeffrey M. Perloff

  • International Academic, Editorial Services, Moraga, USA

    Cyndi Spindell Berck

About the editors

David Zilberman is Wolf Prize Laureate, Professor and Robinson Chair of the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at University of California, Berkeley. He is the co-founder and co-director of the BEAHRS Environmental Leadership Program (ELP), and is the director of the Master of Development Practice (MDP) program. He is a fellow of the American Agricultural Economics Association and the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. He has published in various fields on the economics of agriculture, environment, technology, and risk and is an editor of the Springer book series Natural Resource Management and Policy. He completed his B.A. in Economics and Statistics from Tel Aviv University in Israel and his Ph.D in Agricultural and Resource Economics at U.C. Berkeley.

 

Jeffrey M. Perloff is professor and former chair of the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. His economic research covers industrial organization, marketing, labor, trade, and econometrics. His textbooks are Modern Industrial Organization (with Dennis Carlton), Microeconomics, Microeconomics: Theory and Applications with Calculus, Estimating Market Power and Strategies (with Larry Karp and Amos Golan), and Managerial Economics and Strategy (with James Brander). He has been an editor of Industrial Relations and the Journal of Industrial Organization Education, and an associate editor of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics and the Journal of Productivity Analysis. He is a fellow of the American Agricultural Economics Association. He received his B.A. in economics from the University of Chicago and his Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  

Cyndi Spindell Berck, M.P.P., J.D., is the principal of International Academic Editorial Services, based in Moraga, California, USA, and former Managing Editor of the Environment for Development (EfD) Discussion Paper series and Research Brief series. She holds degrees in history, law, and public policy from the University of California. She has worked as a practicing attorney, instructor in law, consulting public policy analyst, editor, and writer.


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Sustainable Resource Development in the 21st Century

  • Book Subtitle: Essays in Memory of Peter Berck

  • Editors: David Zilberman, Jeffrey M. Perloff, Cyndi Spindell Berck

  • Series Title: Natural Resource Management and Policy

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-24823-8

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Economics and Finance, Economics and Finance (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2023

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-24822-1Published: 15 November 2023

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-24825-2Due: 16 December 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-24823-8Published: 14 November 2023

  • Series ISSN: 0929-127X

  • Series E-ISSN: 2511-8560

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VII, 249

  • Number of Illustrations: 32 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Agricultural Economics, Environmental Economics, Natural Resource and Energy Economics

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