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Energy and Depletable Resources: Economics and Policy, 1973-98 (Revised)


This paper reviews the impact of the literature in depletable resources and energy economics over the period 1973-98, particularly the period of publication of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 1974-98. A discussion of prominent policy issues in this arena is provided, along with an indication of what academic economics papers have contributed to that debate. This is followed by a citation analysis of contributions in the fields of energy and exhaustible resource economics. For each of these two fields, a list of the top papers in each five year period from 1974 to 1998 is presented, along with a list of the top journals in each decade, based on average citations per article. The top ten cited articles in the fields in the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management are also presented.

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