Economic Analysis of Law in European Legal Scholarship

Environmental Law and Economics

Editors: Mathis, Klaus, Huber, Bruce R. (Eds.)

  • Provides an economic analysis of recent developments in environmental law and policy in Europe  and the America
  • Applies insights from neoclassical and behavioral economics to the study of energy law and policy 
  • Features theoretical insights as well as empirical findings 
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This anthology discusses important issues surrounding environmental law and economics and provides an in-depth analysis of its use in legislation, regulation and legal adjudication from a neoclassical and behavioural law and economics perspective.

Environmental issues raise a vast range of legal questions: to what extent is it justifiable to rely on markets and continued technological innovation, especially as it relates to present exploitation of scarce resources? Or is it necessary for the state to intervene? Regulatory instruments are available to create and maintain a more sustainable society: command and control regulations, restraints, Pigovian taxes, emission certificates, nudging policies, etc. If regulation in a certain legal field is necessary, which policies and methods will most effectively spur sustainable consumption and production in order to protect the environment while mitigating any potential negative impact on economic development? Since the related problems are often caused by scarcity of resources, economic analysis of law can offer remarkable insights for their resolution.

Part I underlines the foundations of environmental law and economics. Part II analyses the effectiveness of economic instruments and regulations in environmental law. Part III is dedicated to the problems of climate change. Finally, Part IV focuses on tort and criminal law. The twenty-one chapters in this volume deliver insights into the multifaceted debate surrounding the use of economic instruments in environmental regulation in Europe.

About the authors

Klaus Mathis is full professor for Public Law, Law of the Sustainable Economy and Philosophy of Law at the University of Lucerne. He is the co-founder of the Center for Law and Sustainability (CLS) and vice-president of the research commission of the University of Lucerne. Furthermore he is member of the evaluation commission “Ambizione” of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). 

Bruce Huber teaches and conducts research in the areas of environmental law, natural resources law, property, and energy law. His particular areas of expertise include energy regulation, public land and resource management, and the interaction between law and politics. His scholarship in these fields has been published in such journals as the California Law Review, the Harvard Environmental Law Review, and The Georgetown Law Journal.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Sustainable Development, Economic Growth and Environmental Regulation

    Mathis, Klaus

    Pages 3-42

  • Temporal Spillovers

    Huber, Bruce R.

    Pages 43-57

  • Environmental Law and Economics in Europe

    Heselhaus, Sebastian

    Pages 59-81

  • Defending Environmental Economic Instruments Against the Economists and Their Opponents

    Ekardt, Felix (et al.)

    Pages 83-106

  • Escaping the Epistemic Trap

    Gruber, Malte-Christian

    Pages 107-121

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
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Hardcover $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-50931-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environmental Law and Economics
Editors
  • Klaus Mathis
  • Bruce R. Huber
Series Title
Economic Analysis of Law in European Legal Scholarship
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-50932-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-50932-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-50931-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 534
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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