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Environmental and resource economics: A Canadian retrospective

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  • M. Scott Taylor

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The paper reviews research contributions to environmental and resource economics by scholars in Canada. We focus mainly on work from the past 25 years but also highlight earlier pathbreaking work. We begin by looking at broad trends in research both internationally and within Canada. We then review Canadian contributions to various topics in the field. Canadians have played a leading role in the development of the field, especially in resource economics, international environmental economics and the valuation of environmental amenities. Économie de léenvironnement et des ressources: une rétrospective canadienne Ce texte passe en revue les contributions à lʾéconomie de lʾenvironnement et des ressources des chercheurs au Canada. On met lʾaccent sur les travaux des derniers 25 ans, mais on souligne aussi les travaux innovateurs antérieurs à cette période. Dans un premier temps, on fait un tour dʾhorizon des grandes tendances dans la recherche à la fois au plan international et au Canada. On fait ensuite une revue des contributions sur différents sujets dans ce domaine. Les chercheurs canadiens ont joué un rÔle de leaders dans le développement de ce champ dʾétudes, en particulier dans lʾéconomie des ressources, dans lʾéconomie environnementale internationale, et dans lʾétablissement de la valeur des équipements et infrastructures de base.

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  • Brian R. Copeland & M. Scott Taylor, 2017. "Environmental and resource economics: A Canadian retrospective," Canadian Journal of Economics/Revue canadienne d'économique, John Wiley & Sons, vol. 50(5), pages 1381-1413, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:canjec:v:50:y:2017:i:5:p:1381-1413
    DOI: 10.1111/caje.12302
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