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Natural resource economics deals with the supply, demand, and allocation of natural resources.

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Definition: Extractive Goods (Comtrades HS-Categorization)

I'm currently writing a paper on China in Africa and I'd like to compare Africas Exports to China with its exports to Europe and the USA. More specifically I'd like to find out if the Exports to China ...
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Which are the principal economic barriers to a circular economy?

The discussion usually revolves around issues such as product design, cultural awareness, etc. I wonder what the fundamental economic barriers are. I see a fundamental issue e.g. in transaction costs ...
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What would the price of carbon emissions need to be for the EU to achieve its objective to be carbon neutral by 2050?

The EU committed to net zero green house emissions by 2050. (Source) It is regularly said that the a carbon tax of USD 40-80 / t CO2e (USD 50-100 by 2030) would be sufficient to reach the Paris ...
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Optimal population allocation layout over the Earth

Does exist some model of optimal people occupancy over whole our planet? Something accounting for climate, resources (with and without existing settlements) availability, progress and grows ...
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What is the name for Malthusian trap in techonology?

In his book “Work - A Deep History, from the Stone Age to the Age of Robots” James Suzman explains that recurrently; a society’s agricultural output was diluted due to population growth, (this is ...
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Modelling the optimal mix of labour

I am trying to model the profit maximization decision of a firm that uses two types of labor, workers A and workers B. I started by drawing the marginal product and marginal cost curves (lines, for ...
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Proportion of time non-renewables determine the price of electricity price

I have a long time-series dataset of electricity generation over a period, broken down by generation type renewable and non renewable. I want to determine the percentage of time that non-renewables ...
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Have the stocks and flows of hunter-gatherer economies been formally analysed?

A lot of work in economic anthropology seems to be about allocation mechanisms. This feeds into economic discourses about the institutions governing markets and non-market alternatives, e.g. Douglas ...
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