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Bromley, Daniel W. 1940-

Works: 142 works in 413 publications in 3 languages and 6,518 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Daniel W Bromley
Handbook of environmental economics by Daniel W Bromley( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analiza: Elecciones y decisiones; Calidad del medio ambiente; Evaluación de los problemas ambientales: polución y protección
Environment and economy : property rights and public policy by Daniel W Bromley( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Applied economics; resource allocation in rural America by Rueben C Buse( Book )

14 editions published between 1974 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A perspetive; Theretical aspects; Economic isues
Sufficient reason : volitional pragmatism and the meaning of economic institutions by Daniel W Bromley( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the standard analysis of economic institutions - which include social conventions, the working rules of an economy, and entitlement regimes (property relations) - economists invoke the same theories they use when analyzing individual behavior. In this book, Daniel Bromley challenges these theories, arguing instead for "volitional pragmatism" as a plausible way of thinking about the evolution of economic institutions. Economies are always in the process of becoming. Here is a theory of how they become." "Bromley argues that standard economic accounts see institutions as mere constraints on otherwise autonomous individual action. Some approaches to institutional economics - particularly the "new" institutional economics - suggest that economic institutions emerge spontaneously from the voluntary interaction of economic agents as they go about pursuing their best advantage. He suggests that this approach misses the central fact that economic institutions are the explicit and intended result of authoritative agents - legislators, judges, administrative officers, heads of states, village leaders - who volitionally decide upon working rules and entitlement regimes whose very purpose is to induce behaviors (and hence plausible outcomes) that constitute the sufficient reasons for the institutional arrangements they create."--Jacket
Economics, ethics, and environmental policy : contested choices by Daniel W Bromley( Book )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text offers an analysis of the ethical problems associated with basing environmental policy on economic analysis, and ways to overcome these problems. The volume has practical relevance because policy recommendations and choices based on economic analysis are often contested by critics. This book takes their criticism seriously. It seeks to clarify and defend the ethical foundations of environmental economics and examines what lessons environmental economics should draw from the criticism. As a result, the volume improves our understanding of the ethical foundations and implications of economic analysis of environmental problems and policy
Economic interests and institutions : the conceptual foundations of public policy by Daniel W Bromley( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making the commons work : theory, practice, and policy( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is widely assumed that natural resources owned in common will inevitably be exhausted unless they are either brought under state control or privatized." "But is this assumption valid? Are state and private management really the only options?" "This book builds a strong case for the ability of communities to use common-pool resources effectively and sustainably - thus Making the Commons Work. In fishing grounds off Turkey and forests in south India, potato fields in the Andes and mountain pastures in Morocco, we find examples of communities that have avoided the "tragedy of the commons," without state intervention or privatization." "Making the Commons Work brings together the research of internationally known scholars in economics, political science, anthropology, ethnography, environmental studies, and related fields who examine how and when common-property resources can be successfully managed on the user level. First, the concepts underlying the collective management of common property are introduced. Next, case studies from around the world demonstrate how collective systems function under diverse conditions with reasonable success. Finally, implications for further research and for effective policy formulation are explored." "Policy making affecting the use of natural resources in the developing world has been hampered by the failure to understand the essence of resource management systems. Making the Commons Work provides a coherent conceptual model that allows for meaningful analysis of field studies and better extension of theory into workable policies. In documenting the range of experiences with collective management of natural resources, the contributors illustrate the pressures and tendencies for successful as well as destructive use." "Whether interested in development, common property, or natural resources, readers will learn much from this book. Finding solutions to the issues it addresses is vitally important to both the developed and developing worlds."--Jacket
Natural resource economics : policy problems and contemporary analysis by Warren J Samuels( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decision making in developing countries : multiobjective formulation and evaluation methods by Alfredo Sfeir-Younis( Book )

10 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sustaining development : environmental resources in developing countries by Daniel W Bromley( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sustaining Development brings together, in one accessible volume, a selection of Daniel W. Bromley's pathbreaking theoretical and empirical papers on economic development and environmental problems in the developing world." "The book emphasizes the institutional dimensions of the environment and development problem, paying particular attention to the role of property regimes in understanding the causes and consequences of environmental degradation. Daniel W. Bromley, one of the world's leading environmental scholars, addresses the conceptual and empirical issues of alternative property rights, institutions and incentives as they relate to environmental resources. Drawing on empirical work, he sheds new light on the pressing problems faced by governments in the developing world as they struggle with the twin challenges of poverty and resource degradation. Throughout the book Professor Bromley pays careful attention to the policy implications and policy formulation of the issues under discussion." "Sustaining Development will be welcomed by environmental and development economists as well as policy makers in both the industrialized and developing world."--Jacket
The management of common property natural resources : some conceptual and operational fallacies by Daniel W Bromley( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The term "common property" has been largely misunderstood and falsely interpreted for the past two to three decades. Common property regimes are not the free for all that they have been described to be, but are structured ownership arrangements within which management rules are developed, group size is known and enforced, incentives exist for co-owners to follow the accepted institutional arrangements, and sanctions work to insure compliance. Resource degradation in the developing countries, while incorrectly attributed to common property systems intrinsically, actually originates in the dissolution of local level institutional arrangements whose very purpose was to give rise to resource use patterns that were sustainable. Natural resource deterioration is also occurring widely outside the boundaries of common property systems. under private property and state property regimes
Vulnerable people, vulnerable states : redefining the development challenge by Daniel W Bromley( Book )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over five decades of economic and technical assistance to the countries of Africa and the Middle East have failed to improve the life prospects for over 1.4 billion people who remain vulnerable. Billions of dollars have been spent on such assistance and yet little progress has been made. Persistent hunger and hopelessness threaten more than individuals and families. These conditions foster political alienation that can easily metastasize into hostility and aggression. Recent uprisings in the Middle East are emblematic of this problem. Vulnerable people give rise to vulnerable states. This book challenges the dominant catechism of development assistance by arguing that the focus on economic growth (and fighting poverty) has failed to bring about the promised "convergence." Poor people and poor countries have clearly not closed the gap on the rich industrialized world. Pursuing convergence has been a failure. Here we argue that development assistance must be reconstituted to focus on creating economic coherence. People are vulnerable because the economies in which they are embedded do not cohere. The absence of economic coherence means that economic processes do not work as they must if individual initiative is to result in improved livelihoods. Weak and vulnerable states must be strengthened so that they can become partners in the process of creating economic coherence. When economies do not cohere, countries become breeding grounds for localized civil conflicts that often spill across national borders
Improving irrigated agriculture : institutional reform and the small farmer by Daniel W Bromley( Book )

14 editions published in 1982 in English and Spanish and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who owns America's fisheries? by Seth Macinko( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public water resource project planning and evaluation : impacts, incidence and institutions by Daniel W Bromley( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Institutions and the environment( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the definitive contributions to the institutional foundations of environmental issues. It covers the foundations of welfare economics, externalities, market failure, and the central nexus of law and economics
Natural gas from Lake Erie : an economic and environmental appraisal by John B Braden( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural Resource Economics Policy Problems and Contemporary Analysis by Daniel W Bromley( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

When approached by Warren Samuels, the series editor, about organizing a volume on natural resource economics, I was at a loss as to how one might possibly capture in "several major essays plus several shorter comments thereon" all of the diverse activities that fall within this exciting discipline. I was further asked to have the book take an "affirmative but constructively critical look at its subject." The volume was to be interpretative, it was to be reasonably comprehensive, and yet it was to attempt to present divergent views on the "development, tensions, present status, and, especially, possible lines of development of each field." Upon reflection, I decided to have the book focus on natural resource economics as a distinctly applied policy science. Hence the title: Natural Resource Economics: Policy Problems and Contemporary Analysis. While this allowed clarification of a particular sort, it did little to narrow the range of policy issues that ought to be considered candidates for inclu sion. But it did seem, after some thought, that three broad issues persist at center stage in natural resource policy
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Handbook of environmental economics
Alternative Names
Bromley, D. W. 1940-

Bromley, D. W. (Daniel W.), 1940-

Bromley, Daniel W.

Daniel Bromley American economist

Daniel Bromley economista estadounidense

English (202)

Spanish (1)

Chinese (1)

Sufficient reason : volitional pragmatism and the meaning of economic institutionsEconomics, ethics, and environmental policy : contested choicesMaking the commons work : theory, practice, and policySustaining development : environmental resources in developing countriesWho owns America's fisheries?