Reply To: 25.5 May – Reflections

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Ylva Lundkvist Fridh # Posted on May 27, 2015 at 12:11

Ylvas comment on Peters reflection:

I can see from your reflection that Ernstsons papers have led your and my thoughts in similar directions. Maybe because both of us are schooled as economic historians and are interested in environmental history. I think that bridging over the economic and environmental schools of thought will be one big challenge in our thesis work. Of course, the environmental economic term ecosystem services plays an important role in this work. It is good that the term is discussed within different fields. For us as “environmental economic historians” we will have to integrate the understanding of how social values play a role in setting prices of and politically prioritizing about ecosystem services – it is not just the instrumental tool that some conventional economists might wish that ecosystem services should be.