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Valuation of tropical rainforests: philosophical and practical issues in the use of contingent valuation

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  • Carson, Richard T., 1998. "Valuation of tropical rainforests: philosophical and practical issues in the use of contingent valuation," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 24(1), pages 15-29, January.
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