Responses of Economic Systems to Environmental Change: Past Experiences

Date

2010

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Bassino, Jean-Pascal
van der Eng, Pierre

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Blackwell Publishing Ltd

Abstract

Current discussions of climate change are overly focused on the science underpinning environmental impact, with little attention to socioeconomic consequences. The economics of environmental change in particular is insufficiently informed by the lessons that past experiences can yield. Drawing on case studies from Europe and Asia, this special issue underlines the importance of historical context, as well as markets, institutions, technology, and the role of international trade in understanding how economic systems have responded to environmental changes. Past economies have responded dynamically to environmental change rather than simply constrained deterministically by the climatic and ecological events that have engulfed them.

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Keywords: Climate change; Economic systems; Environment; Institutions; Markets

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Source

Australian Economic History Review

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Journal article

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DOI

10.1111/j.1467-8446.2009.00268.x

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2037-12-31