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Natural Resource Management: Challenges and Policy Options

  • Jessica Coria


    (Department of Economics, School of Business, Economics, and Law, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, SE 405 30 Sweden
    Facultad de Economía y Empresa, Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago 8370057, Chile)

  • Thomas Sterner


    (Department of Economics, School of Business, Economics, and Law, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, SE 405 30 Sweden)

Much of the improvement in living standards in developed and developing countries is attributable to the exploitation of nonrenewable and renewable resources. The problem is to know when the exploitation occurs at rates and with technologies that are sustainable. If the technologies used are not sustainable, resource exploitation presents a serious problem for the future because welfare will decrease. A long-term management perspective is needed to avoid irreversible degradation of renewable resources. This article examines major challenges to natural resource management as well as policy options.

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Article provided by Annual Reviews in its journal Annual Review of Resource Economics.

Volume (Year): 3 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 (October)
Pages: 203-230

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Handle: RePEc:anr:reseco:v:3:y:2011:p:203-230
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