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Constant per capita consumption paths with exhaustible resources and decaying produced capital

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  • Cheviakov, Alexei F.
  • Hartwick, John

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We introduce decay in produced capital and exogenous technical progress to the recent "Solow Model" of Asheim et al. with population growth and observe the possible collapse of the economy given too high a rate of decay. "Enough" technical progress can restore sustainable per capita consumption.

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  • Cheviakov, Alexei F. & Hartwick, John, 2009. "Constant per capita consumption paths with exhaustible resources and decaying produced capital," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 68(12), pages 2969-2973, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolec:v:68:y:2009:i:12:p:2969-2973
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    1. Nick Hanley & Louis Dupuy & Eoin McLaughlin, 2015. "Genuine Savings And Sustainability," Journal of Economic Surveys, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 29(4), pages 779-806, September.
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    3. Louis Dupuy, 2012. "International Trade and Sustainability : A survey," Working Papers hal-00701426, HAL.
    4. Lindmark, Magnus & Acar, Sevil, 2013. "Sustainability in the making? A historical estimate of Swedish sustainable and unsustainable development 1850–2000," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 86(C), pages 176-187.
    5. Nagase, Yoko & Uehara, Takuro, 2011. "Evolution of population-resource dynamics models," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 72(C), pages 9-17.
    6. Roman G. Smirnov & Kunpeng Wang, 2017. "Towards a new paradigm for mathematical modelling of growth," Papers 1711.02625, arXiv.org, revised Jan 2018.

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