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Pollution, health and economic growth

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  • Tai, Meng-Yi
  • Chao, Chi-Chur
  • Hu, Shih-Wen

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This paper examines the growth impacts of aid allocation on healthcare and pollution abatement in an endogenous growth model, and finds that the aid tied to them contributes positively to the equilibrium growth rate. Nonetheless, the growth rate can be reduced or even impaired if the ratio of aid on pollution abatement is lowered.

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  • Tai, Meng-Yi & Chao, Chi-Chur & Hu, Shih-Wen, 2015. "Pollution, health and economic growth," The North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 32(C), pages 155-161.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecofin:v:32:y:2015:i:c:p:155-161
    DOI: 10.1016/j.najef.2015.02.004
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    Keywords

    Foreign aid; Pollution abatement; Health; Economic growth; E10; F35;

    JEL classification:

    • E10 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General Aggregative Models - - - General
    • F35 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Aid

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