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Paul Makdissi and Quentin Wodon
''Robust Comparisons of Natural Resources Depletion Indices''
( 2004, Vol. 9 No.2 )
This note applies tools from the stochastic dominance literature on poverty to environmental data in order to test in a robust way whether over-consumption and thereby depletion of natural resources is increasing over time. The method is illustrated with country data on per capita CO2 emissions.
JEL: I3 - Welfare and Poverty: General
Q2 - Renewable Resources and Conservation: General
Manuscript Received : Apr 07 2004 Manuscript Accepted : Jun 08 2004

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