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Doughnut economics (3): Choose your big picture

The second of Kate Raworth’s „Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist“ is to „See the Big Picture“, but which big picture should we be seeing? 2.034 weitere Wörter

Policy in 500 Words: the Social-Ecological Systems Framework

Think of the SES framework as the combination of:

  • the IAD approach to analyzing ‘the commons’, and
  • ecological sciences approaches to ‘complex social-ecological systems’
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Policy Concepts in 1000 Words: the Institutional Analysis and Development Framework (IAD) and Governing the Commons

The IAD provides a language, and way of thinking, about the ways in which different institutions foster collective action. The language is so complicated that I have cheated by summarising key terms in this box (and describing… 1.028 weitere Wörter

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Policy Concepts in 1000 Words: game theory and thought experiments

Rational choice theory provides a way of thinking about collective action problems. There is great potential for choices made by individuals to have an adverse societal effect when there is an absence of trust, obligation, or other incentives to cooperate. 1.145 weitere Wörter

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Solving the Tragedy of the Commons

Common resources are resources which are both non-excludable and rival. Unlike public goods, common resources get depleted as more people use them. An example of a common resource is the Tuna in the ocean. 1.148 weitere Wörter


Institusjonell økonomi

Temasider om institusjonell økonomi er skrevet av Arild Vatn, professor ved Institutt for internasjonale miljøstudier, Norges miljø- og biovitenskapelige universitet (NMBU).

Institusjonell økonomi oppstod som en reaksjon på framveksten av det nyklassiske paradigmet mot slutten av 1800-tallet. 2.323 weitere Wörter


"What is common to many is least taken care of"*...

As an evolutionary biologist who received my PhD in 1975, I grew up with Garrett Hardin’s essay “The Tragedy of the Commons,” published in Science 

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