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Discounting climate change

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  • Partha Dasgupta

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  • Partha Dasgupta, 2008. "Discounting climate change," Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Springer, vol. 37(2), pages 141-169, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jrisku:v:37:y:2008:i:2:p:141-169
    DOI: 10.1007/s11166-008-9049-6
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    Keywords

    Utilitarianism; Prioritarianism; Intergenerational well-being; Social discount rates; Uncertainty; Inequality aversion; Risk aversion; Rate of time preference; Hyperbolic discounting; Rate of return on investment; Precautionary principle; Elasticity of marginal felicity; Risk-free discount rates; Thin-tailed distributions; C61; D53; D9; G12;

    JEL classification:

    • C61 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis
    • D53 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Financial Markets
    • D9 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics
    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates

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