Reconciling Economics and Ecology

ForestIt is common to believe that economic and environmental considerations run counter to each other — that actions taken to help the environment always take away from economic gains, and vice versa. But when experts from these two fields work together, both economics and environment can benefit. The Property and Economics Research Center (PERC) of Bozeman, MT. held a workshop this past October on this idea, “Reconciling Economics and Ecology,” bringing together experts from a wide variety of fields. As one of the participants, I wrote an article about work I did with an economist that offered both economic and ecological benefits, and here it is. You can also find out more by going to the PERC website. Read the complete article.

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