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Main Title Discounting and intergenerational equity /
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Portney, Paul R.
Weyant, John P.
Publisher Resources for the Future,
Year Published 1999
OCLC Number 40142919
ISBN 0915707896; 9780915707898
Subjects Policy sciences. ; Cost effectiveness. ; Intergenerational relations. ; Social justice. ; Jeux mathématiques. ; Analyse coãut-efficacité. ; Justice sociale. ; Techniques de prévision.
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EKCM  H97.D57 1999 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 05/30/2012 STATUS
Collation ix, 186 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
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.