Costello, Christopher and Ward, Michael B. (2007): Search, bioprospecting, and biodiversity conservation. Published in: Journal of Environmental Economics and Management , Vol. 53, No. 2 (2007): pp. 158-179.
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To what extent can private-sector bioprospecting incentives be relied upon for the protection of biological diversity? The literature contains dramatically different estimates of these incentives from trivial to quite large. We resolve this controversy by isolating the fundamental source of the discrepancy and then providing empirically defensible estimates based on that analysis. Results demonstrate that the bioprospecting incentive is unlikely to generate much private-sector conservation. Thus, other mechanisms are likely required to preserve the public good of biodiversity.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Search, bioprospecting, and biodiversity conservation|
|Keywords:||Bioprospecting, biodiversity, conservation, efficient search, information|
|Subjects:||Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics > Q56 - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics > Q57 - Ecological Economics: Ecosystem Services; Biodiversity Conservation; Bioeconomics; Industrial Ecology
|Depositing User:||Michael B. Ward|
|Date Deposited:||09. Nov 2010 10:24|
|Last Modified:||14. Feb 2013 10:13|
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