volume 28, issue 1, P22-47 2012
DOI: 10.1093/oxrep/grs007
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G. Atkinson, I. Bateman, S. Mourato

Abstract: Recent interest in the economics of biodiversity and wider ecosystem services has been given empirical expression through a focus upon economic valuation. This emphasis has been prompted by a growing recognition that the benefits and opportunity costs associated with such services are frequently given cursory consideration in policy analyses or even completely ignored. The valuation of biodiversity and ecosystem services is therefore increasingly seen as a crucial element of robust decision making and this has…

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