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Discounting in the context of climate change economics: the policy implications of uncertainty and global asymmetries

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  • Pedro Conceição
  • Yanchun Zhang

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  • Pedro Conceição & Yanchun Zhang, 2010. "Discounting in the context of climate change economics: the policy implications of uncertainty and global asymmetries," Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, Springer;Society for Environmental Economics and Policy Studies - SEEPS, vol. 12(1), pages 31-57, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:envpol:v:12:y:2010:i:1:p:31-57
    DOI: 10.1007/s10018-010-0162-9
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