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Environmental economists work middle ground

At first glance, the term “environmental economist” looks oxymoronic. Is this a tree-hugging, crusading environmentalist or a money-grubbing, pragmatic economist? Dan Petrolia, associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Mississippi State University, laughs when asked that question. “I guess it depends on who you ask,” Petrolia said. “I think some environmentalists as well as elements of the business ...

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