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Ekonomie životního prostředí na rozcestí
[Economics of the Environmental Protection on the Crossroad]

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  • Jiřina Jílková
  • Lenka Slavíková

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Neoclassical environmental economics, ecological economics and free market approaches to environmental protection are currently three main schools of thoughts that are systematically focused on interactions between the society and the environment. They all have strong defenders as well as opponents. Although the environmental economics is still considered as mainstream, the critique from alternative approaches is increasing. The goal of the article is to briefly introduce main thoughts of all three schools and their interactions. The intensity of mutual interactions in the last decade was investigated via the analysis of articles published in high-rated journals.

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  • Jiřina Jílková & Lenka Slavíková, 2009. "Ekonomie životního prostředí na rozcestí
    [Economics of the Environmental Protection on the Crossroad]
    ," Politická ekonomie, University of Economics, Prague, vol. 2009(5), pages 660-676.
  • Handle: RePEc:prg:jnlpol:v:2009:y:2009:i:5:id:703:p:660-676
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    Keywords

    institutions; environmental economics; ecological economics; free market environmentalism; Austrian environmental economics;

    JEL classification:

    • B13 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought through 1925 - - - Neoclassical through 1925 (Austrian, Marshallian, Walrasian, Wicksellian)
    • Q57 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Ecological Economics
    • Q59 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Other

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