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Linking dynamic economic and ecological general equilibrium models

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  • Finnoff, David
  • Tschirhart, John
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    Although ecosystems provide myriad services to economies, only one service is considered in most renewable-resource models. The general equilibrium bioeconomic model introduced here admits a second service, and more importantly it accounts for how the two services are impacted by interactions within an eight-species ecosystem and interactions within a regional economy. Endangered Steller sea lion recovery measures via alternative pollock quotas change all ecosystem populations and all economic variables. While non-use values associated with the ecosystem (e.g., existence values) are not considered, all species matter for the economy because they are all used indirectly as support for ecosystem services. Regional welfare changes from reduced quotas show the tradeoff between consumptive and non-consumptive uses of the ecosystem.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Resource and Energy Economics.

    Volume (Year): 30 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 2 (May)
    Pages: 91-114

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:resene:v:30:y:2008:i:2:p:91-114

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    1. Travis Warziniack & David Finnoff & Jonathan Bossenbroek & Jason Shogren & David Lodge, 2011. "Stepping Stones for Biological Invasion: A Bioeconomic Model of Transferable Risk," Environmental & Resource Economics, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 50(4), pages 605-627, December.
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    5. Finnoff, David & Gong, Min & Tschirhart, John, 2012. "Perspectives on Ecosystem Based Management for Delivering Ecosystem Services with an Example from an Eighteen-Species Marine Model," International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics, now publishers, vol. 6(1), pages 79-118, January.

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