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Ecological Economics

The Development of an Ecological Economics

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Publication date: 1999-01-01 First published in: Journal of Business Administration and Policy Analysis Authors: R. Costanza et al Abstract: Ecology and economics developed as separate disciplines throughout their recent histories in the 20th century. While each has addressed the way in which living systems self-organize to enable individuals and communities to meet their goals, and…

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The Need for a New, Biophysical-Based Paradigm in Economics for the Second Half of the Oil Age

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Publication date: 2006-11-24 First published in: International Journal of Transdisciplinary Research Authors: C.A.S. Hall & K. Klitgaard Abstract: The realization that the conceptual base for much of conventional economics is quite flimsy is no longer news to either those who follow events within the field or too many interested outsiders in the natural sciences. For…

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Biophysical constraints to economic growth

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Publication date: 2003-11-23 First published in: Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems, Authors: Cutler J. Cleveland Abstract Stable consumer prices, full employment, and increasing per capita wealth are economic and political goals in nearly every nation. Aggregate economic growth has been the principal means for realizing these goals. Yet comprehensive and independent scientific investigations provide compelling…

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Alternatives to conventional crude oil: When, how quickly, and market driven

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Publication date: 2008-02-13 First Published in: Ecological Economics Authors: R. Kaufmann & L. Shiers Abstract: We examine the effect of uncertainty concerning remaining supplies of conventional crude oil and its production path on the date alternative fuels will be needed, the quantity of alternative fuels needed, and how this uncertainty affects firms’ willingness to provide…

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