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The ISEW: not an index of sustainable economic welfare

By Eric Neumayer
Topics: HC Economic History and Conditions
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Year: 1999
DOI identifier: 10.1023/A:1006914023227
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Provided by: LSE Research Online

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