Introduction to the Symposium on Trade, Renewable Resources and Biodiversity

Posted: 12 Nov 2004

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Edward B. Barbier

Colorado State University, Fort Collins - Department of Economics

Erwin H. Bulte

Tilburg University - Department of Economics; Wageningen University

Abstract

The five papers comprising the symposium on trade, renewable resources and biodiversity are good illustrations of a growing literature in this area that show how the design of appropriate policies must take into account complex interactions between ecological, economic and institutional factors. Only through such careful analysis can the impacts of trade on resource management and economic welfare be identified, and only then can possible policy remedies be recommended. Future areas of research include consideration of rent seeking, lobbying and corruption; endogenous institutions and market development; and economic geography.

Keywords: Biodiversity, renewable resources, trade

Suggested Citation

Barbier, Edward B. and Bulte, Erwin H., Introduction to the Symposium on Trade, Renewable Resources and Biodiversity. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Vol. 48, pp. 883-890, 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=616801

Edward B. Barbier (Contact Author)

Colorado State University, Fort Collins - Department of Economics ( email )

Fort Collins, CO 80523-1771
United States

Erwin H. Bulte

Tilburg University - Department of Economics ( email )

P.O. Box 90153
Tilburg, 5000 LE
Netherlands
+31 13 466 9111 (Phone)

Wageningen University

Hollandseweg 1
6706 KN
Wageningen
Netherlands

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