Microbehavioral Econometric Methods and Environmental Studies uses microeconometric methods to model the behavior of individuals, then demonstrates the modelling approaches in addressing policy needs. It links theory and methods with applications, and it incorporates data to connect individual choices and global environmental issues. This extension of traditional environmental economics presents modeling strategies and methodological techniques, then applies them to hands-on examples.Throughout the book, readers can access chapter summaries, problem sets, multiple household survey data with regard to agricultural and natural resources in Sub-Saharan Africa, South America, and India, and empirical results and solutions from the SAS software.
- Emphasizes ways that choices and outcomes are modelled simultaneously
- Illuminates relationships between micro decisions and global environmental systems
- Uses software and cases in analyzing environmental policy issues
- Links microeconomic models to applications in environmental economics and thereby connects individual choices with global environmental issues
Professor S. Niggol Seo is a natural resource economist who specializes in the study of global warming. Born in a rural village in South Korea in 1972, he studied at a doctoral degree program at the University of California at Berkeley and received a Ph.D. degree in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from Yale University in May 2006 with a dissertation on micro-behavioral models of global warming. Since 2003, he has worked with the World Bank on various climate change projects in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. He held Professor positions in the UK, Spain, and Australia from 2006 to 2015. Since September 2015, he is Professor of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics at the Muaebak Institute of Global Warming Studies in Seoul.
Prof. Seo has published three books and over 40 international journal articles on global warming. He frequently serves as a journal referee for more than 30 international journals and has been on the editorial boards of the two journals: Food Policy, Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy. He received an Outstanding Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy Article Award from the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association in Pitsburgh in June 2011.