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Valor ambiental em uma perspectiva heterodoxa institucional-ecológica


  • Amazonas, Mauricio de Carvalho


Environmental value - an institutional- ecological heterodox perspective - This article discusses an environmental valuation perspective, based on heterodox foundations, in an approach here called institutional-ecological. First, it is identified the main limits of neoclassical approach and its corresponding valuation propositions, specially having in mind the challenge placed by Sustainable Development criteria. After, it seeks to bring up propositive principles from heterodox approaches, particularly from formulations in the institutionalist field and ecological economics field. These are considered elements potentially able to analytical integration for the constitution of a heterodox framework for environmental values. Finally, based on a discussion on the process of environmental values constitution and internalization and on the so claimed analytical integration, the article proposes basis to formulate an institutional-ecological approach to environmental valuation. And, within this perspective, eventually discusses the scope for the application of neoclassical valuation methods, currently used.

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  • Amazonas, Mauricio de Carvalho, 2009. "Valor ambiental em uma perspectiva heterodoxa institucional-ecológica," Revista Economia e Sociedade, Instituto de Economia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), vol. 36, pages 1-30, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:euc:ancoec:v:36:y:2009:p:183-212

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    Value; Environmental valuation; Institutional economics; Ecological economics.;

    JEL classification:

    • Q51 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Valuation of Environmental Effects
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
    • Q57 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Ecological Economics


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