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|Main Title||Discounting and intergenerational equity /|
|Publisher||Resources for the Future,|
|Subjects||Policy sciences ; Cost effectiveness ; Intergenerational relations ; Social justice ; Jeux mathématiques ; Analyse coãut-efficacité ; Justice sociale ; Techniques de prévision|
|Collation||ix, 186 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm|
Includes bibliographical references and index.
The effects of decisions made today about many environmental policies - including climate change and nuclear waste - will be felt across hundreds, if not thousands, of years. In the case of issues with such long-term ramifications, analysts often employ discount rates to compare present and future costs and benefits. In this book, Paul Portney and John Weyant have assembled some of the world's foremost economists to reconsider the purpose, ethical implications, and application of discounting in light of recent research and current policy concerns.