Contemporary research in ecological economics: five outstanding issues
Amitrajeet Batabyal ()
No 2000-01, Working Papers from Utah State University, Department of Economics
In recent times, ecologists and economists have drawn attention to the fact ecological and economic systems are jointly determined. Once this is recognized, it seems rather obvious that ecological-economic systems ought to be studied as one system. However, because this recognition has been very recent, a number of important issues in ecological economics remain poorly understood. Consequently, the purpose of this paper is to identify and discuss five of these outstanding issues.
Keywords: Ecological-economic system; keystone species; natural capital; optimal management; persistence; resilience; substitutability (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 27 pages
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