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Measuring Technical Progress in Gross and Net Products

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  • John C. V. Pezzey

    () (Australian National University, Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies
    University of Bath, Department of Economics)

Abstract

On the optimal path of an economy with capital and non-renewable resource inputs, and constant returns output of consumption and investment, the rate of exogenous technical progress in net national product equals the rate of progress in (gross) production, divided by one minus the production elasticity of the resource flow.

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  • John C. V. Pezzey, 2002. "Measuring Technical Progress in Gross and Net Products," Economics and Environment Network Working Papers 0202, Australian National University, Economics and Environment Network.
  • Handle: RePEc:anu:eenwps:0202
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    1. Asheim, Geir B. & Weitzman, Martin L., 2001. "Does NNP growth indicate welfare improvement?," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 73(2), pages 233-239, November.
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    1. Patterson, Murray G., 2006. "Development of ecological economics in Australia and New Zealand," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 56(3), pages 312-331, March.
    2. Mino, Kazuo, 2004. "On the Generalized Weitzman's Rule," MPRA Paper 16996, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Mino, Kazuo, 2004. "Weitzman's rule with market distortions," Japan and the World Economy, Elsevier, vol. 16(3), pages 307-329, August.
    4. Pezzey, J.C.V.John C. V., 2004. "One-sided sustainability tests with amenities, and changes in technology, trade and population," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier, vol. 48(1), pages 613-631, July.

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    Keywords

    exogenous technical progress; net national product; non-renewable resources;

    JEL classification:

    • O30 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General
    • Q30 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation - - - General

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