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Indefinitely sustained consumption despite exhaustible natural resources

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This paper analyzes the feasibility of sustaining uniformly positive consumption forever--even when flows of exhaustible resources are an indispensable input. The main result is a characterization of an economy's capability for sustaining such consumption--under quite general maintained assumptions on technology--in terms of a single, simple capital-resource substitution condition.
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  • Cass, David, 1990. "Indefinitely sustained consumption despite exhaustible natural resources," CEPREMAP Working Papers (Couverture Orange) 9027, CEPREMAP.
  • Handle: RePEc:cpm:cepmap:9027
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    2. Asheim, Geir B. & Buchholz, Wolfgang & Tungodden, Bertil, 2001. "Justifying Sustainability," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier, vol. 41(3), pages 252-268, May.
    3. Michel Moreaux & Jean-Pierre Amigues, 2008. "Efficient and Optimal Capital Accumulation under a Non Renewable Resource Constraint," Revue d'économie politique, Dalloz, vol. 118(6), pages 791-825.
    4. AMIGUES Jean-Pierre & MOREAUX Michel, 2008. "Efficient and Optimal Capital Accumulation and Non Renewable Resource Depletion: The Hartwick Rule in a Two Sector Model," LERNA Working Papers 08.14.258, LERNA, University of Toulouse.
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    6. Mitra, Tapan, 2002. "Intertemporal Equity and Efficient Allocation of Resources," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 107(2), pages 356-376, December.
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    9. Geir B. Asheim & Wolfgang Buchholz, 2003. "The Malleability of Undiscounted Utilitarianism as a Criterion of Intergenerational Justice," Economica, London School of Economics and Political Science, vol. 70(279), pages 405-422, August.
    10. Tapan Mitra, 2008. "On competitive equitable paths under exhaustible resource constraints: The case of a growing population," International Journal of Economic Theory, The International Society for Economic Theory, vol. 4(1), pages 53-76.
    11. Geir B. Asheim, 2017. "Sustainable growth," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer;The Society for Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 49(3), pages 825-848, December.
    12. Geir Asheim & Wolfgang Buchholz & Cees Withagen, 2003. "The Hartwick Rule: Myths and Facts," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 25(2), pages 129-150, June.
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