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A Numerical Study on Assessing Sustainable Development with Future Genuine Savings Simulation

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  • Masayuki Sato
  • Sovannroeun Samreth
  • Katsunori Yamada
  • Fumio Sensui

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This paper presents a numerical examination of sustainability from the perspective of "Genuine Savings," using a data set provided by the World Bank. Unlike previously-used criteria of sustainability that focuses on observed paths of genuine savings rates, we consider future sustainability by simulating future paths of genuine savings. This analysis shows that some countries that had been classified as being sustainable by previous studies, using observed paths, are, in fact, not sustainable from the perspective of future sustainability. We provide information on capital components which should be targeted by policymakers in order to maintain future sustainability.

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Paper provided by Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University in its series ISER Discussion Paper with number 0728rr.

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Date of creation: Dec 2008
Date of revision: Jul 2009
Handle: RePEc:dpr:wpaper:0728rr

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  1. Gnègnè, Yacouba, 2009. "Adjusted net saving and welfare change," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 68(4), pages 1127-1139, February.
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  1. Sato, Masayuki & Samreth, Sovannroeun & Sasaki, Kengo, 2013. "The Stability of Sustainable Development Path and Institutions: Evidence from Genuine Savings Indicators," MPRA Paper 48983, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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