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Economic Valuation of Biodiversity

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      Economic Valuation of Biodiversity

      Biodiversity may be valuable for any number of commercial, ecological,
      esthetic, ethical, or even spiritual reasons. However, many of these sources
      of value are poorly understood and, in most cases, no reliable estimates of
      value exist. To address this problem, RFF’s David Simpson is writing a book
      that summarizes what is known about the economic valuation of biodiversity
      and diverse natural ecosystems, establishes an agenda for approaching the
      many remaining problems, discusses and critiques techniques for valuation,
      and emphasizes the importance of choices and substitutes in making decisions
      concerning the preservation of nature. The book, expected to be published in
      2000, focuses on three major aspects of biodiversity valuation: values
      generated by the continuing function of diverse natural ecosystems, values
      generated by the generation of new products from biologically diverse
      sources, and values generated by intangible ethical, aesthetic, and spiritual
      uses of biodiversity.

      RESEARCHERS:
      David Simpson

      RESEARCH AREAS: Biodiversity, Non-Market Valuation, Cost-Benefit Analysis

      STATUS:
      Underway


      PROJECT OUTPUTS TO DATE:

      Several chapters are available in draft form, and a complete manuscript will
      be available shortly.

      The subject matter of this book has formed the basis for a lecture series
      David Simpson has given at Princeton and Georgetown Universities, the Center
      for Economic Growth in Delhi, and that he will give in January 2000 at the
      University of California, Santa Barbara.

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