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The Economics of Non-Convex Ecosystems: Introduction

  • Partha Dasgupta


  • Karl-Göran Mäler
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    The word “convexity” is ubiquitous in economics, but absent fromeconomics. In this paper we explain why, and show what differenceit makes to economic analysis if ecosystem non-convexities aretaken seriously. A simple proof is provided of the connectionbetween “self-similarity” and “power laws”. We also provide anintroduction to each of the papers in the Symposium and draw outthe way in which they form a linked set of contributions. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003

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    Article provided by European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists in its journal Environmental and Resource Economics.

    Volume (Year): 26 (2003)
    Issue (Month): 4 (December)
    Pages: 499-525

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