Decomposing the impact of population growth on environmental deterioration: some critical comments on a widespread method in ecological economics
AbstractThe IPAT-model developed by Ehrlich and Holdren is widespread in ecological economics in order to quantify the impact of population growth on environmental deterioration. We comment on this model and extensions proposed by several authors from a theoretical and empirical point of view.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Heidelberg, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 0422.
Length: 12 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2005
Date of revision: Sep 2005
environmental deterioration; population growth; decomposition analysis;
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