Oxford Review of Economic Policy volume 28, issue 1, P114-138 2012 DOI: 10.1093/oxrep/grs003 View full text
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T. Swanson, B. Groom

Abstract: SummaryWe distinguish between local problems of biodiversity loss and global ones, where international cooperation is required. Global biodiversity regulation involves choosing the optimal stopping rule regarding global land conversions, in order to ensure that some areas of unconverted natural reserves remain to support the production sector that exists on converted lands. The basic difficulty with implementing a solution to this global problem lies in the asymmetry in endowments between those states that ha…

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