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Environmental protection and economic growth

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  • Teles, Vladimir Kuhl
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This paper explores the link between environmental policy and economic growth by employing an extension of the AK Growth Model. We include a state equation for renewable natural resources. We assume that the change in environmental regulations induces costs and that economic agents also derive some utility from capital stock accumulation vis-`a-vis the environment. Using the Hopf bifurcation theorem, we show that cyclical environmental policy strategies are optimal, providing theoretical support for the Environmental Kuznets Curve.

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  • Teles, Vladimir Kuhl & Arraes, Ronaldo, 2009. "Environmental protection and economic growth," Textos para discussão 194, FGV EESP - Escola de Economia de São Paulo, Fundação Getulio Vargas (Brazil).
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