Uncertainty and the Environment Implications for Decision Making and Environmental Policy (New Horizons in Environmental Economics) by Richard A. Young

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  • Decision theory: general,
  • Environmental economics,
  • Management decision making,
  • Contemporary Economic Situations And Conditions,
  • Political Science,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Environmental Conservation & Protection - General,
  • Public Policy - Economic Policy,
  • Decision making,
  • Economic aspects,
  • Environmental Policy

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Number of Pages249
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ISBN 101840646268
ISBN 109781840646269

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