Introduction to: The Dynamics of Coupled Human and Natural Systems

5 Pages Posted: 22 Jul 2015

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John G. McPeak

Syracuse University - Department of Economics

David R. Lee

Applied Economics & Management, Cornell University

Christopher B. Barrett

Cornell University - Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics & Management

Date Written: February 1, 2006

Abstract

This essay introduces a special section of this issue containing a set of papers on the dynamics of coupled human and natural systems. We frame this introduction by setting out some of the major issues confronting researchers who wish to incorporate both economic and biophysical dynamics in their analysis. We contrast the three papers contained in this section in terms of how they respond to these different issues. We conclude that these papers provide important new insights on both how to model and analyze dynamic coupled human and natural systems and how to define policies that will lead to improved human well being and environmental conditions.

Suggested Citation

McPeak, John G. and Lee, David R. and Barrett, Christopher B., Introduction to: The Dynamics of Coupled Human and Natural Systems (February 1, 2006). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2633528 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2633528

John G. McPeak

Syracuse University - Department of Economics ( email )

Syracuse, NY 13244-1020
United States

David R. Lee

Applied Economics & Management, Cornell University ( email )

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Ithaca, NY 14850
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Christopher B. Barrett (Contact Author)

Cornell University - Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics & Management ( email )

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United States
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