Contemporary Research in Ecological Economics: Five Outstanding Issues
International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Vol. 25, Issue 2, Pp. 143-154, 1999
Posted: 9 May 2000
In contemporary times, economists and ecologists have pointed out that ecological and economic systems are jointly determined. Once this is understood, it seems rather clear that ecological-economic systems ought to be analyzed as a single system. However, because this understanding has been rather recent, a number of salient topics in ecological economics remain inadequately understood. As such, the objective of this paper is to point out and discuss five of these outstanding topics.
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Keywords: ecological-economic system, keystone species, natural capital, optimal management, persistence, resilience, substitutability
JEL Classification: Q00
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