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Sustainable development with extractive and non-extractive use of the environment in production

  • F. Butter
  • M. Hofkes

This paper considers an economy in which the environment plays a role both in welfare and production. An endogenous growth model, which allows for abatement activities, is formulated in order to study the impact of pollution on welfare and long-term growth. Conditions for optimal and balanced economic growth are discussed and a numerical example is given to provide some insight in the mechanisms at work in the model. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995

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Article provided by Springer & European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists in its journal Environmental & Resource Economics.

Volume (Year): 6 (1995)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
Pages: 341-358

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Handle: RePEc:kap:enreec:v:6:y:1995:i:4:p:341-358
DOI: 10.1007/BF00691818
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