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Over the past decades, the degraded state of the natural environment has become a key issue, and it is increasingly taken for granted that environmental and resource problems generally have far reaching economic and ecological aspects. Since economic-environmental evaluation and decision problems are conflicting in nature, multicriteria techniques seem to be the most appropriate modelling tool. This paper attempts to analyse, in a critical way, some essential aspects of social cost-benefit analysis and multicriteria decision methods. An illustrative example of an empirical application of a multicriteria method is presented.

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Authors: MUNDA G, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Autumn Workshop in Environmental Economics, Venice (IT), Sept. 29 - Oct. 5, 1991
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 36409 ORA
Record Number: 199111458 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en