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Valoración económica de costos ambientales: marco conceptual y métodos de estimación

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  • Francisco Javier Correa Restrepo

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  • Juan David Osorio Múnera

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    Los recursos naturales proporcionan a la sociedad una gran cantidadde flujos de bienes y servicios los cuales contribuyen al bienestarsocial. Además, estos flujos representan el soporte de la vida enla tierra, razón suficiente para que la sociedad desee conservar losactivos ambientales. Sin embargo, al compartir éstos las características propias de los bienes públicos y de los recursos de libre acceso, como lo son la no-exclusión y la no-rivalidad en el consumo, carecen de un mercado donde intercambiarse y, en consecuencia, se desconoce su precio. La ausencia de la valoración de estos recursos puede llevar a que las acciones y actividades económicas conduzcan a un uso inadecuado o a una sobre explotación de los mismos, provocando así un cambio negativo en la condición de los recursos afectados. En este sentido, este artículo tiene como objetivo central establecer un marco conceptual de la valoración económica de costos ambientales y describir los diferentes métodos de valoración propuestos desde la economía ambiental, así como las ventajas y des

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    Article provided by UNIVERSIDAD DE MEDELLÍN in its journal REVISTA SEMESTRE ECONÓMICO.

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    Keywords: Impactos ambientales; métodos de valoración; recursos naturales; disposición a pagar; servicios ambientales; ecosistemas.;

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