This video is a part of Conservation Strategy Fund's collection of environmental economic lessons and was made possible thanks to the support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Marcia Brady Tucker Foundation. This series is for individuals who want to learn - or review - the basic economics of conservation. In this video, you will learn why you discount the future in cost-benefit analysis. Concepts include discount rates, weighted average discount rates, economic opportunity costs of capital and financial vs. economic discount rates.
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