This is my main textbook that has been used for masters and PhD courses in a large number of universities. A certain amount of pedagogical material is available for teachers who adopt this textbook. The book is an attempt to encourage more widespread and careful use of economic policy instruments. The book compares the accumulated experiences of the use of economic policy instruments in the U.S. and Europe, as well as in rich and poor countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Ambitious in scope, it discusses the design of instruments that can be employed in any country in a wide range of contexts, including transportation, industrial pollution, water pricing, waste, fisheries, forests, and agriculture.
Policy Instruments for Environmental and Natural Resource Management, first edition (2003) by Thomas Sterner. Published by RFF Press. The book shown above is the second edition joint with Jessica Coria. The book is also available in Vietnamese, Chinese and Spanish under the following titles:
- Công cụ chính sách cho quản lý tài nguyên và môi trường (2008), translation arranged by Nha Xuat Ban Tong Hop Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh.
- 环境与自然资源管理的政策工具 (2005), translation arranged by Shanghai People’s Publishing House, Century Publishing Group.
- Instrumentos de política económica para el manejo del ambiente y los recursos naturales (2007), translation arranged by Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE).