'This handbook is the essential reference work in the field. Importantly, the material included is ecumenical in two senses. It is inclusive of authors and perspectives from Europe, North American and developing regions. Further, it gives serious attention to environmental macroeconomics and other key topics more commonly found in compendia on ecological economics. the integration of those topics with more traditional areas of environmental and resource economics is a most useful contribution to greater communication within the broader discipline. Coverage is comprehensive and at a level accessible to practitioners, researchers, and students. References at the end of each chapter constitute a bibliography that provides extensive direction to the foundational and emerging literature for each topic. Highly recommended for upper-division undergraduate through professional collections.' - J.V. Hall, Choice 'The handbook is the most comprehensive summary of the theory and practice of environmental and resource economics produced to date. It blends the perspectives of experts from Europe, the US and developing economies on the field, what has been accomplished, and the research frontier ahead. Anyone who wants a thorough source book for accessing the multi-faceted components of this field should have this volume in his library.' - V. Kerry Smith, North Carolina State University, US 'An impressively comprehensive and informative overview of the field. This book is a must, both as a reference of enduring value and for the authoritative articles it provides.' - William J. Baumol, New York University and Princeton University, US This handbook collects 79 advanced but accessible surveys of a wide range of topics in environmental and resource economics by an international team of experts.