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Virtual Book Tour – “Economics of Climate Change And Environmental Policy”

April 25, 2013

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Economic Thinking about the Environment – by Robert N. Stavins

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Economic Thinking about the Environment – by Robert N. Stavins

March 13, 2013

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Communication about the natural environment among economists, other social scientists, natural scientists, and the general population can be challenging, and there are many myths about how economists think about the environment.  Fifteen years ago, my colleague Don Fullerton, a professor of economics at the University of Illinois, and I tried to puncture some of these myths in an article in Nature.  Now, in this essay for Edward Elgar Publishing, I return to this question by reflecting on three of the most prevalent myths.

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