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Contemporary research in ecological economics: five outstanding issues


  • Amit Batabyal


In recent times, ecologists and economists have drawn attention to the fact ecological and economic systems are jointly determined. Once this is recognized, it seems rather obvious that ecological-economic systems ought to be studied as one system. However, because this recognition has been very recent, a number of important issues in ecological economics remain poorly understood. Consequently, the purpose of this paper is to identify and discuss five of these outstanding issues.

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  • Amit Batabyal, "undated". "Contemporary research in ecological economics: five outstanding issues," Working Papers 2000-01, Utah State University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:usu:wpaper:2000-01

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    1. Batabyal, Amitrajeet A., 2005. "Necessary and sufficient conditions for the equivalence of economic and ecological criteria in range management," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 56(3), pages 423-436, March.
    2. Batabyal, Amitrajeet A., 2000. "An interdisciplinary research agenda for the study of ecological-economic systems in the American West," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 26(2), pages 69-75, June.

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    Ecological-economic system; keystone species; natural capital; optimal management; persistence; resilience; substitutability;

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