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Avoiding chaos in Wonderland

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  • Kohring, G.A.

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Wonderland, a compact, integrated economic, demographic and environmental model, is investigated using methods developed for studying critical phenomena. Simulation results show the parameter space separates into two phases, one of which contains the property of long term, sustainable development. By employing information contain in the phase diagram, an optimal strategy involving pollution taxes is developed as a means of moving a system initially in a unsustainable region of the phase diagram into a region of sustainability while ensuring minimal regret with respect to long-term economic growth.

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  • Kohring, G.A., 2006. "Avoiding chaos in Wonderland," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 368(1), pages 214-224.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:phsmap:v:368:y:2006:i:1:p:214-224
    DOI: 10.1016/j.physa.2006.01.061
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