Handbook on Waste Management (inbunden)
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Handbook on Waste Management (inbunden)

Handbook on Waste Management

Inbunden Engelska, 2014-05-30
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The significant challenges associated with managing waste continue to attract international scholarly attention. This international Handbook scrutinizes both developed and developing economies. It comprises original contributions from many of the most prominent scholars researching this topic. Consisting primarily of empirical research efforts - although theoretical underpinnings are also explored thoroughly - the Handbook serves to further the understanding of the behaviors of waste generators and waste processors and the array of policies influencing these behaviors.The Handbook reveals how, broadly speaking, research in the area of waste management appears to be motivated by two sources of intellectual curiosity. First is the attempt to directly or indirectly inform our understanding of the development of solid waste policy. Economic incentives, including advanced disposal fees, recycling subsidies, unit-based pricing programs, and landfill taxes, appear commonly across developed countries, and understanding how effective these policies are at diverting waste is examined carefully in the Handbook. Second, other economists are motivated to study solid waste management decisions as an avenue to understanding how incentives and norms affect individual behavior. The blossoming area of behavioral economics is especially appropriate for application to solid waste management decisions, and the Handbook contains new research contributions that add to this expanding literature. Readership will be broad including academic economists researching waste issues and researchers specializing in waste management and more widely in environmental policy, behavioral economics, and public economics. International policymakers engaged in waste management decisions will find the work enlightening. Contributors: A. Abbott, G. Abrate, A. Bucciol, S. Das, E. Dijkgraaf, Fabrizio Erbetta, I. Ferrara, G. Fraquelli, R. Gradus, J.M. Halstead, E.B. Hosoda, J-C. Huang, D. Ichinose, S. MacBride, S. Matsumoto, M. Mazzanti, P. Missios, N. Montinari, A. Montini, S. Nandeibam, D. Numata, L. O'Shea, M. Piovesan, N. Prasad, T. Sasao, T. Shinkuma, H. Sugeta, D. Vannoni, C. Wright, M. Yamamoto, H-F. Yokoo, Y. Yoshida,
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Edited by Thomas C. Kinnaman, Professor of Economics, Bucknell University, US and Kenji Takeuchi, Professor of Economics, Kobe University, Japan


Contents: 1. The History and Future of Municipal Solid Waste Characterization: New York City and the Study of Fortunes in Refuse Samantha MacBride PART I: BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS AND WASTE MANAGEMENT 2. Is There a Social Norm to Recycle? Andrew Abbott, Shasikanta Nandeibam and Lucy O'Shea 3. Household Waste Management: Waste Generation, Recycling and Waste Prevention Isa Ferrara and Paul Missios 4. Environmental Volunteer Activities in Local Waste Management Shigeru Matsumoto 5. Household Preferences for Alternative Trash and Recycling Services in Small Towns: Is Single Stream the Future of Rural Recycling? Christopher Wright, John M. Halstead and Ju-Chin Huang PART II: FRONTIERS IN WASTE MANAGEMENT RESEARCH 6. Does the NIMBY Strategy Really Promote a Self-interest? Evidence from England's Waste Management Policy Masashi Yamamoto and Yuichiro Yoshida 7. Industrial Waste Shipments and Trade Restrictions Toshiaki Sasao 8. International Aspects of Waste Management: The Waste Haven Effect on Global Reuse Hide-Fumi Yokoo 9. An Initiative Towards Curbing the Usage of Plastic Bags in Supermarkets: A Case Study in Chennai, India Sukanya Das and Nethravathi Prasad 10. Waste Management Beyond the Italian North-South Divide: Spatial Analyses of Geographical, Economic and Institutional Dimensions Massimiliano Mazzanti and Anna Montini PART III: ADVANCES IN WASTE MANAGEMENT RESEARCH 11. Waste Management in the Netherlands Elbert Dijkgraaf and Raymond Gradus 12. Do Not Miss the Opportunity! When to Introduce Monetary Incentives Alessandro Bucciol, Natalia Montinari and Marco Piovesan 13. Optimal Trade and Recycling Policies in Vertically Related Markets Hajime Sugeta and Takayoshi Shinkuma 14. Factors in Determining Demand for Reusable Glass Bottles Daisuke Numata 15. Double Asymmetry of Information in a Waste Treatment Contract Daisuke Ichinose and Eiji B. Hosoda 16. Size and Density Economies in Refuse Collection Graziano Abrate, Fabrizio Erbetta, Giovanni Fraquelli and Davide Vannoni Index