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Information and the Dynamics of Environmental Protection: The Concept of the Critical Period

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  • Fisher, Anthony C
  • Hanemann, W Michael
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    Earlier work on environmental decisions under uncertainty is extended from two periods to many, permitting treatment of a richer variety of problems. Implications for pollution control policy of several different kinds of ecosystem recovery dynamics are considered in the context of improving information about ecosystem behavior and preferences for environmental goods. Multiperiod analogs of the two-period concept of (quasi) option value are developed. Copyright 1990 by The editors of the Scandinavian Journal of Economics.

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    Article provided by Wiley Blackwell in its journal Scandinavian Journal of Economics.

    Volume (Year): 92 (1990)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 399-414

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    Handle: RePEc:bla:scandj:v:92:y:1990:i:3:p:399-414

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    2. Robert S. Pindyck, 2006. "Uncertainty in Environmental Economics," Working Papers 0617, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research.
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    7. Asbjørn Torvanger, 1997. "Uncertain climate change in an intergenerational planning model," Environmental & Resource Economics, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 9(1), pages 103-124, January.
    8. Fisher, Anthony C. & Rubio, Santiago J., 1997. "Adjusting to Climate Change: Implications of Increased Variability and Asymmetric Adjustment Costs for Investment in Water Reserves," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier, vol. 34(3), pages 207-227, November.
    9. Marc Baudry, 2000. "Joint Management of Emission Abatement and Technological Innovation for Stock Externalities," Environmental & Resource Economics, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 16(2), pages 161-183, June.
    10. Maria Cunha-E-Sá & Clara Costa-Duarte, 2000. "Endogenous Future Preferences and Conservation," Environmental & Resource Economics, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 16(2), pages 253-262, June.

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