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Evolutionary Thinking in Environmental Economics

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  • Jeroen C.J.M. van den Bergh

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    (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Autonomous University Barcelona)

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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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Paper provided by Tinbergen Institute in its series Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers with number 07-018/3.

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Keywords: Coevolution; economic growth; environmental policy; innovation; progress; self-regulation; renewable resources; resilience; social preferences;

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