Globalization and Biodiversity

15 Pages Posted: 23 Jan 2003

See all articles by Geoffrey M. Heal

Geoffrey M. Heal

Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: July 2002


Reduction of the earth's biodiversity as a result of human activities is a matter of great concern to prominent scientists. What are the economic aspects of this loss? In economic terms, what is biodiversity and why might it matter? And is the loss of biodiversity in any way connected with globalization of the economy.

Keywords: Biodiversity, public goods, globalization, bundling

JEL Classification: Q00, Q20, F002

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Heal, Geoffrey M., Globalization and Biodiversity (July 2002). Available at SSRN: or

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