Welfare-reducing growth despite individual and government optimization
AbstractIn the presence of substantial relative-income effects and environmental disruption effects, economic growth may be welfare-reducing even if each and all individuals are optimizing and eagerly trying to make more money and the government also maximizes the welfare of individuals by the choice of income-tax rate and the ratio devoted to the abatement of environmental disruption. Welfare-reducing growth may be avoided if environmental disruption may be directed taxed at low costs and/or government spending on public goods is not environmentally disruptive.
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Volume (Year): 18 (2001)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Note: Received: 2 September 1998/Accepted: 16 February 2000
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