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Economic growth, environmental sustainability and the role of the service sector


  • Ignazio Musu


This paper aims at providing a discussion of the relationship between economic growth and environmental sustainability. On this background, the author intends to investigate two related issues: on one side, why it is necessary to integrate measures of environmental regulation and proper policies of technological innovation to pursue a sustainable economic growth; on the other, to what extent the increasing weight of the services sector on domestic product can contribute to a sustainable growth.

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  • Ignazio Musu, 2008. "Economic growth, environmental sustainability and the role of the service sector," Economia dei Servizi, Società editrice il Mulino, issue 3, pages 441-452.
  • Handle: RePEc:mul:j1t56u:doi:10.2382/27534:y:2008:i:3:p:441-452

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