The Stock Size of Nature Capital

12 Pages Posted: 13 Apr 2015

Date Written: April 11, 2015


This paper presents a simple method for estimating environmental capital (KN) stock. The display employs the same metric as that used for manufactured capital (KM) stock in the statement of national accounts. The method is an adaptation the perpetual inventory method, but in a reverse order that is based on depreciation instead of accumulation. Besides depreciation, the stock estimates also rely on resilience factor.

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Thampapillai, Dodo Jesuthason, The Stock Size of Nature Capital (April 11, 2015). Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Research Paper No. 15-17. Available at SSRN: or

Dodo Jesuthason Thampapillai (Contact Author)

Crawford School of Public Policy ( email )

ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200

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