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Calcul économique et développement durable

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  • Roger Guesnerie

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The paper considers a model with two goods: a private good and an ¿environmental¿ good. The analysis has two basic ingredients: the two goods are imperfectly substitutable and the long run characteristics of substitution are uncertain. An ecological discount rate is defined. It is argued that a plausible long run value for this discount rate is close to zero, at least if the preoccupations of intergenerational equity are strong enough.Classification JEL : D 60, H 43, Q2

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Volume (Year): 55 (2004)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 363-382

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