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Environmental constraints and sigmoid utility: implications for value, risk sensitivity, and social status


  • Kuznar, Lawrence A.
  • Frederick, William G.


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  • Kuznar, Lawrence A. & Frederick, William G., 2003. "Environmental constraints and sigmoid utility: implications for value, risk sensitivity, and social status," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 46(2), pages 293-306, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolec:v:46:y:2003:i:2:p:293-306

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