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Nuisible ou gibier ? Une analyse économique de la chasse des grands animaux en France

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  • Carole Ropars-Collet

    (AGROCAMPUS OUEST, UMR1302 SMART, F-35000 Rennes, France / INRA, UMR1302 SMART, F-35000 Rennes, France)

  • Philippe Le Goffe

    (AGROCAMPUS OUEST, UMR1302 SMART, F-35000 Rennes, France / INRA, UMR1302 SMART, F-35000 Rennes, France)

(article en français) Increasing populations of big game in France, including wild boar, has resulted in an increase in collective damages. However, this species is not only regarded as harmful as it is valued by the practice of hunting. The article aims to characterize the social optimum by engaging natural resource economics. The optimum density of game populations is defined from a bio-economic model that takes into account all the costs and profits relating to hunting and the presence of game. It is compared to that corresponding to the hunters’ optimum and to the “tragedy of the commons”. The analytical framework allows an economic interpretation of the evolution of hunting in France and of the institutional and legislative context, while focusing on issues of property rights and externalities. The model developed is then used to discuss game management policies and recommendations on economic tools for these policies.

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Article provided by INRA Department of Economics in its journal Review of Agricultural and Environmental Studies.

Volume (Year): 92 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 161-181

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Handle: RePEc:rae:jourae:v:92:y:2011:i:2:p:161-181
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