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dc.contributor.authorEichner, Thomasen_US
dc.contributor.authorPethig, Rüdigeren_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-29T15:58:20Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-29T15:58:20Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/23294-
dc.description.abstractThis paper analyzes nature protection by a social planner under different "utilitarian" social welfare functions. For that purpose we construct an integrated model of the economy and the ecosystem with explicit consideration of nonhuman species and with competition between human and nonhuman species for land and prey biomass. We characterize and compare the efficient allocations when social welfare is anthropocentric (only consumers have positive welfare weights), and when social welfare is nonanthropocentric (all species have positive welfare weights). Not surprisingly, biocentric social welfare calls for suspending all economic activities. It is more important, however, that both anthropocentrism and nonanthropocentrism make the case for nature protection through different channels. Our analysis suggests that one may dispense with the concept of nonanthropocentric social welfare provided that in the anthropocentric framework the consumers' intrinsic valuation of nature is properly accounted for.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVolkswirtschaftliche Diskussionsbeiträge / Universität-Gesamthochschule-Siegen, Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften 115en_US
dc.subject.jelQ20en_US
dc.subject.jelD60en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordanthropocentrismen_US
dc.subject.keywordbiocentrismen_US
dc.subject.keywordwelfareen_US
dc.subject.keywordnature protectionen_US
dc.subject.stwNaturschutzen_US
dc.subject.stwUmweltschutzen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Wohlfahrtsfunktionen_US
dc.subject.stwIntertemporale Allokationen_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwBiocentrismen_US
dc.titleEfficient Nonanthropocentric Nature Protectionen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn471248185en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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