Most kids and adults want a new environmental economics book for Christmas. This is why Amazon will give away for free ($0) my new book Fundamentals of Environmental Economics: Solving Urban Pollution Problems. This deal is only for December 25th and 26th 2013.
Given the comments I received from my UCLA students this fall, I have rewritten the entire book and it is starting to look quite strong. For those of you who have wondered about "Chicago Price Theory" and its applications to environmental and urban issues, this book offers an introduction. In my humble opinion, it simultaneously introduces the material and shows the reader what are many of the open research questions in the field. It also teaches the reader what applied micro economists do all day long and the challenge of integrating statistical analysis with incentive theory.
How is Chicago price theory different from neoclassical price theory, other than the normative position and its application in social and other contexts (e.g., marriage and family)? Did I just answer my own question?
Also, does Chicago Price Theory suggest that market price reflects market value? :-o