Some time next month, I will publish on Amazon Books my new book titled Fundamentals of Environmental Economics: Solving Urban Pollution Problems. I will set the sales price at $2 per book. This is a “real” 300 page book filled with bad jokes, and good economic logic. My goal is for this book to interest readers and for it to pose some stiff competition for environmental economics books that are often priced at $96 or more. As you might have guessed, my book embraces free market environmentalism and focuses on how a “card carrying” Chicago economist thinks about how to solve a broad variety of environmental externalities.
I have discussed my project with academic friends and shared the entire manuscript with several people. Many academic economists have said the same thing to me; “Matt, your book is much more likely to be adopted by teachers if you provide problem sets and exams, provide power point lecture notes, and provide data sets for empirical exercises and bundle all of these additional materials in your book.” Full service is expected and I’m only offering 1/2 a loaf.