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Analyse économique et préservation de la biodiversité

Bernard Sinclair-Desgagné


This paper provides a brief overview of the economic literature that considers the preservation of  biodiversity. It covers successively the various ways to define biodiversity, the assessment of the  economic value of biodiversity, and the economic analysis of conservation policies. It finally stresses the  role economic analysis should play in the elaboration and implementation of public policies.

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Electronic reference

Bernard Sinclair-Desgagné, “Analyse économique et préservation de la biodiversité”Économie publique/Public economics [Online], 16 | 2005/1, Online since 21 April 2006, connection on 20 June 2024. URL:; DOI:

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About the author

Bernard Sinclair-Desgagné

CIRANO, CIRAIG, et Chaire d’Économie internationale et de gouvernance à HEC Montréal, Chaire E.D.F. de Développement durable, École polytechnique.

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