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Ecological economics
Martínez Alier, Joan
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Unitat d'Història Econòmica
Ecological economics is a recently developed field, which sees the economy as a subsystem of a larger finite global ecosystem. Ecological economists question the sustainability of the economy because of its environmental impacts and its material and energy requirements, and also because of the growth of population. Attempts at assigning money values to environmental services and losses, and attempts at correcting macroeconomic accounting, are part of ecological economics, but its main thrust is rather in developing physical indicators and indexes of sustainability. Ecological economists also work on the relations between property rights and resource management, they model the interactions between the economy and the environment, they study ecological distribution conflicts, they use management tools such as integrated environmental assessment and multi-criteria decision aids, and they propose new instruments of environmental policy.
Medi ambient -- Aspectes econòmics
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Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Unitat d'Història Econòmica
Documents de treball (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Unitat d'Història Econòmica);5/2001

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