Green accounting: from theory to practice

@article{Vincent2000GreenAF,
  title={Green accounting: from theory to practice},
  author={Jeffrey R. Vincent},
  journal={Environment and Development Economics},
  year={2000},
  volume={5},
  pages={13 - 24}
}
  • J. Vincent
  • Published 1 February 2000
  • Economics
  • Environment and Development Economics
A decade has passed since Wasting Assets, a study of Indonesia by Robert Repetto and colleagues at the World Resources Institute, drew widespread attention to the potential divergence between gross and net measures of national income. This was by no means the first ‘green accounting’ study. Martin Weitzman, John Hartwick, and Partha Dasgupta and Geoffrey Heal had all conducted seminal theoretical work in the 1970s. But the World Resources Institute study demonstrated that data were adequate… 

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