Economics of Rural Land-Use Change

Title

Economics of Rural Land-Use Change

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Description

Public concern over issues such as the conversion of agricultural land, urban sprawl and the management of public lands has never been greater. This book provides a broad overview of the economics of land-use change, now a significant public policy issue. Presenting a novel synopsis of the economics of land-use the book examines the critical issues involved, such as transportation and technological change, and the economic principles behind them. Chapters are specifically designed to demonstrate the types of land-use questions economic analysis can answer; the types of methods that might be employed to answer the questions; and the potential uses of economic analysis in policy-making. The book will be a key contribution to contemporary land-use studies, highlighting the key methodological and public policy issues that will be central to future research on the economics of land-use change in the future.

ISBN

9780754609834

Publication Date

2006

Publisher

Ashgate

City

Burlington, VT

Keywords

Rural land use, United States

Disciplines

Agricultural Economics | Economics | Growth and Development