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Risk, Discounting and the Public Sector

In: Economics and the Future

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  • John Quiggin

Economics and the Future tackles the discounting issue from a number of angles, ranging from relatively short-term private financial decisions, to very long-term public issues spanning generations. The authors present differing perspectives and original ideas in a style that remains accessible while addressing some of the more difficult questions about discounting in theory and practice. It reveals that the economic issues regarding time are embedded in a broader social, ethical and philosophical context.

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  • David J. Pannell & Steven G.M. Schilizzi (ed.), 2006. "Economics and the Future," Books, Edward Elgar Publishing, number 3349.
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