PUBLICATION • Journal article
Using Fast and Slow Processes to Manage Resources with Thresholds
Economists have relied on convexity assumptions for a long time but many natural resources that stem from ecosystems have non-convexities in their dynamics. This article illustrates the consequences of relaxing convexity assumptions for management and the role of fast and slow variables. The paper presents a general framework to handle systems with fast and slow variables, and illustrates the method using a model of coral reefs subject to fishing pressure. The insights obtained are used to discuss alternative management strategies.
Keywords: management, multiple steady states, non-convexities, slow and fast variables
Crépin, A.-S. 2006. Using Fast and Slow Processes to Manage Resources with Thresholds. Environmental & Resource Economics 36:191-213.REQUEST FROM AUTHOR