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The endogenous formation of an environmental culture

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This paper presents a mechanism explaining the surge in environmental culture across the globe. Based upon empirical evidence, we develop an overlapping generations model with environmental quality and endogenous environmental culture. Environmental culture may be costlessly transmitted intergenerationally, or via costly education.

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  • Schumacher, Ingmar, 2015. "The endogenous formation of an environmental culture," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 76(C), pages 200-221.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:eecrev:v:76:y:2015:i:c:p:200-221
    DOI: 10.1016/j.euroecorev.2015.03.002
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    Keywords

    Environmental culture; Overlapping generations model; Environment; Endogenous preferences;

    JEL classification:

    • Z1 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
    • D90 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - General

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