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Behavioural Economics, Hyperbolic Discounting and Environmental Policy

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  • Antonis Papachristodoulou

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  • Cameron Hepburn & Stephen Duncan & Antonis Papachristodoulou, 2010. "Behavioural Economics, Hyperbolic Discounting and Environmental Policy," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 46(2), pages 189-206, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:enreec:v:46:y:2010:i:2:p:189-206 DOI: 10.1007/s10640-010-9354-9
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    1. Gardner Brown & Daniel Hagen, 2010. "Behavioral Economics and the Environment," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 46(2), pages 139-146, June.
    2. Henk Folmer & Olof Johansson-Stenman, 2011. "Does Environmental Economics Produce Aeroplanes Without Engines? On the Need for an Environmental Social Science," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 48(3), pages 337-361, March.
    3. Strulik, Holger, 2017. "Hyperbolic discounting and the time-consistent solution of three canonical environmental problems," Center for European, Governance and Economic Development Research Discussion Papers 319, University of Goettingen, Department of Economics.
    4. Fujii, Tomoki, 2013. "Modeling myopia: Application to non-renewable resource extraction," Mathematical Social Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 66(2), pages 95-104.

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