Sense of place: geographic discounting by people, animals and plants

Bruce Hannon

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People, animals and plants seem to consistently prefer to distance themselves from objects they fear and draw close to things that they desire. I present an argument for ecologists and economists which allows them to capture this behavior in a simple way. I offer some evidence for how such behavior occurs and how to include it in specific formulation of environmental policy models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-174
Number of pages18
JournalEcological Economics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 1994


  • Discounting
  • geographic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • Economics and Econometrics


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