Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Economic Trade versus Invasive Species

More and more invasive species are coming to the United Stated via cargo ships from international trade. These invaders are destroying agriculture, harm human health, threaten biodiversity and cause billions of dollars in economic damage. How can this problem be prevented? The answer...Policymakers must weigh the costs of invasive species damage against the costs of economic trade. Economists Santanu Roy from Southern Methodist University and Lars J. Olson from the University of Maryland take a close look at this topic in their recently published article. Click here to read more.