Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/85678
Authors: 
van den Bergh, Jeroen C.J.M.
Year of Publication: 
2000
Series/Report no.: 
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 00-080/3
Abstract: 
This provides a short overview of the main themes of ecological economics (EE). It isargued that EE provides a platform that fosters multidisciplinary environmental research bybringing together the core contributing disciplines economics and ecology. In addition, EE isregarded as a pluralistic approach to environmental research that can be set opposite to, and hasindeed developed as a response to, traditional environmental and resource economics. Acomparison of the two fields is presented to clarify the essential differences between them. Inaddition, specific themes are examined in more detail. These include: sustainable development;the growth debate; international trade; dynamic processes; and behaviour and policy.
Subjects: 
Comparison
Environmental policy
Growth debate
Individual behaviour
International trade
Multilevel dynamics
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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