Hans Haake is currently a researcher with the German Parliament’s Study-Commission on Growth, Well-Being, and Quality of Life. The commission is, inter alia, designing a set of indicators to complement gross domestic product. Haake has his master’s-level degree in economics from the University of Oldenburg and has spent time as a visiting researcher with the Center for Integrative Environmental Research at the University of Maryland, College Park.

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The Chesapeake Bay is one of the largest and most productive estuarine systems in the world.1 A 2001 study estimated the value of the Bay at between $360 million and $1.8 billion.2 In 2005, Maryland’s fisheries alone contributed about $1 billion to the state’s economy, sustained around 4,000 jobs, and generated more than $22 million […]

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