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The evolution of environmental thinking in economics

George Halkos

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: This paper discusses the development of environmental economics from the Industrial Revolution in Europe to today. Specifically, it comments on the general similarities and differences between the representatives of the schools of economic thought concerning the environment. Among others, the issues of scarcity of natural resources, of population growth as well as the limits to growth are discussed and the various views are presented. The paper also comments on the trends of environmental, evolutionary and ecological economics.

Keywords: Naturla resource scarcity; limits to growth; environmental economics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: B12 B13 B14 N53 N54 O13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-env, nep-his, nep-hme, nep-hpe and nep-res
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