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Evolutionary thinking in environmental economics

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  • Jeroen Bergh

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Evolutionary and environmental economics have a potentially close relationship. This paper reviews past and identifies potential applications of evolutionary concepts and methods to environmental economics. This covers a number of themes: resource use and ecosystem management; growth and environmental resources; economic and evolutionary progress; and individual behavior and environmental policy. The treatment will address both biological and economic—including institutional, organizational and technological-evolutionary phenomena. Attention will be drawn to the fact that evolutionary economics shows a surprising neglect of environmental and natural resource factors. See publication in the Journal of Evolutionary Economics , 2007, 17(5), 521-49.

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Volume (Year): 17 (2007)
Issue (Month): 5 (October)
Pages: 521-549

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Keywords: Coevolution; Economic growth; Environmental policy; Innovation; Progress; Self-regulation; Renewable resources; Resilience; Social preferences; B52; O3; O4; Q2; Q5;

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