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The Economics of Non-Convex Ecosystems: Introduction

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  • Partha Dasgupta

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  • 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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  • Partha Dasgupta & Karl-Göran Mäler, 2003. "The Economics of Non-Convex Ecosystems: Introduction," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 26(4), pages 499-525, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:enreec:v:26:y:2003:i:4:p:499-525
    DOI: 10.1023/B:EARE.0000007347.37345.55
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