An analysis of the treatment of environmental issues in the Austrian school tradition

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https://doi.org/10.30800/mises.2021.v9.1417

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environmental problems, subjectivism, neoclassical environmental economics, ecological economics.

Abstract

This paper investigates the history of the Austrian school's approach to environmental problems, from the beginning of this tradition (1871) to the present time (2021). In this research, it is observed that, after many years of only superficial considerations on the subject, the article “Law, Property Rights, and Air Pollution”, published by Murray Rothbard, in 1982, marked the beginning of the definition of a distinctly Austrian paradigm, that is, based on the subjectivist ontology, for environmental problems, which was followed by other authors, especially by Roy Cordato and Graham Dawson. Further on, however, this paper identifies the problems that persist for the coherent formulation of this approach as a counterpoint to neoclassical environmental economics and the limitations that its microanalytical nature imposes on the formulation of a counterpoint to ecological economics.

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Author Biography

Paulo Hora Andrade III, Universidade Federal do Paraná - Curitiba - Paraná – Brasil

Bacharelado em Comunicação Social pela Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (2014). Mestrado em Desenvolvimento Econômico pela Universidade Federal do Paraná (2018). Licenciatura no Programa Especial de Formação de Docente pela Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná (2019).

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2021-12-20

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Andrade III PH. An analysis of the treatment of environmental issues in the Austrian school tradition. MisesJournal [Internet]. 2021 Dec. 20 [cited 2022 Dec. 2];9. Available from: https://revistamises.org.br/misesjournal/article/view/1417

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Special Issue 2021