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The unfinished journey of ecological economics

Author:
Nadeau, Robert L.
Source:
Ecological economics 2015 v.109 pp. 101-108
ISSN:
0921-8009
Subject:
ecological economics, ecologists, economic theory, economists
Abstract:
The goal of the economists and ecologists who laid the conceptual foundations for ecological economics in the 1960s and 1970s was to create a scientifically informed discipline that could serve as the basis for coordinating economic activities in environmentally responsible ways. The aim of this article is to make a convincing case that the history of neoclassical economic theory provides a coherent basis for understanding why ecological economists must finish the journey begun by these economists and ecologists.
Agid:
5378233