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Revisión crítica de las limitaciones y sesgos del análisis económico convencional de las políticas de cambio climático. Hacia un análisis coherente con el desarrollo sostenible

  • Emilio Padilla Rosa


    (Departament d'Economia Aplicada, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)

En el presente trabajo se ponen de manifiesto los numerosos problemas del análisis económico convencional en la evaluación de las políticas de mitigación del cambio climático causado antropogénicamente. Tras señalar las principales características del fenómeno, se destacan las muchas limitaciones, arbitrariedades y omisiones que han caracterizado a la mayoría de modelos aplicados hasta el momento. Éstas actúan de forma casi abrumadora sesgando el resultado hacia la recomendación de una menor agresividad en las políticas de mitigación. En consecuencia, se cuestiona que los resultados obtenidos por los modelos convencionales de evaluación den una respuesta adecuada al problema. A continuación, se señalan algunos de los puntos que deberían tenerse en cuenta para realizar un análisis de las políticas de mitigación coherente con el desarrollo sostenible. Finalmente, se recogen las principales conclusiones del trabajo.

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Paper provided by Department of Applied Economics at Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona in its series Working Papers with number wp0206cast.

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Length: 36 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2002
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Handle: RePEc:uab:wprdea:wp0206cast
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