Handbook of Environmental and Resource Economics
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Handbook of Environmental and Resource Economics

Edited by Jeroen C.J.M. van den Bergh

This major reference book comprises specially commissioned surveys in environmental and resource economics written by an international team of experts. Authoritative yet accessible, each entry provides a state-of-the-art summary of key areas that will be invaluable to researchers, practitioners and advanced students.
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Chapter 2: A Short History of Environmental and Resource Economics

T.D. Crocker

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2 A short history of environmental and resource economics Thomas D.Crocker 1 Introduction As late as 300 years ago, nearly everyone was fatalistic about nature. Whatever transactions people undertook left all but their immediate environment and th...

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