Template-Type: ReDIF-Paper 1.0 Series: Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers Creation-Date: 2007-02-08 Number: 07-018/3 Author-Name: Jeroen C.J.M. van den Bergh Author-Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Author-Workplace-Name: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Autonomous University Barcelona Title: Evolutionary Thinking in Environmental Economics Abstract: Evolutionary and environmental economics have a potentially close relationship. This paper reviews past and identifies potential applications of evolutionary concepts and methods to environmental economics. This covers a number of themes: resource use and ecosystem management; growth and environmental resources; economic and evolutionary progress; and individual behavior and environmental policy. The treatment will address both biological and economic—including institutional, organizational and technological-evolutionary phenomena. Attention will be drawn to the fact that evolutionary economics shows a surprising neglect of environmental and natural resource factors.
See publication in the Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 2007, 17(5), 521-49. Classification-JEL: B52; O3; O4; Q2; Q5 Keywords: Coevolution; economic growth; environmental policy; innovation; progress; self-regulation; renewable resources; resilience; social preferences File-Url: http://papers.tinbergen.nl/07018.pdf File-Format: application/pdf File-Size: 270191 bytes Handle: RePEc:tin:wpaper:20070018