IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/p/ivi/wpasec/1997-02.html
   My bibliography  Save this paper

Optimal growth and land preservation

Author

Listed:
  • Santiago J. Rubio Jorge

    () (Universitat de València)

  • Renan Ulrich Goetz

    (Dpt. Economia)

Abstract

A model of optimal economic growth with a constant population subject to a constraint on the availability of land is presented. It takes account of the dual character of land as a production factor and as a consumption good (environmental amenities) by determining the optimal intertemporal allocation of land between productive and recreational uses. An extension of the analysis for the case of a growing population with endogenous growth based on human capital accumulation shows that if the rate of discount is not very low then there exists a set of balanced growth paths compatible with a constant allocation of land. En este trabajo se presenta un modelo de crecimiento económico óptimo con una población constante sujeto a una restricción sobre la disponibilidad de tierra. En el modelo se tiene en cuenta el carácter dual de la tierra como factor productivo y como bien de consumo para usos recreacionales y se determina cual es la asignación intertemporal óptima de la tierra entre estos dos usos. En la segunda parte del trabajo, se presenta una extensión del análisis para el caso de una población creciente con crecimiento endógeno basado en la acumulación de capital humano y se demuestra que si la tasa de descuento no es muy pequeña existe un conjunto de sendas de crecimiento equilibrado compatibles con una asignación constante de la tierra.

Suggested Citation

  • Santiago J. Rubio Jorge & Renan Ulrich Goetz, 1997. "Optimal growth and land preservation," Working Papers. Serie EC 1997-02, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie).
  • Handle: RePEc:ivi:wpasec:1997-02
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://www.ivie.es/downloads/docs/wpasec/wpasec-1997-02.pdf
    File Function: Fisrt version / Primera version, 1997
    Download Restriction: no

    Other versions of this item:

    References listed on IDEAS

    as
    1. Mercedes Gumbau Albert & Joaquín Maudos Villarroya, 1996. "Eficiencia productiva sectorial en las regiones españolas: una aproximación frontera," Working Papers. Serie EC 1996-10, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie).
    2. Joaquin Maudos, 1998. "Market structure and performance in Spanish banking using a direct measure of efficiency," Applied Financial Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 8(2), pages 191-200.
    3. Santiago J. Rubio & Juan P. Castro, 1996. "Long-run groundwater reserves under uncertainty," Investigaciones Economicas, Fundación SEPI, vol. 20(1), pages 71-88, January.
    4. Barrett, Scott, 1992. "Economic growth and environmental preservation," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier, vol. 23(3), pages 289-300, November.
    5. Jacint Balaguer Coll & Ezequiel Uriel Jiménez & Vicente Orts Ríos, 1996. "Política de precios y reajustes en los márgenes de beneficio. El comportamiento de los exportadores españoles de automóviles," Working Papers. Serie EC 1996-21, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie).
    6. Rigoberto A. Lopez & Farhed A. Shah & Marilyn A. Altobello, 1994. "Amenity Benefits and the Optimal Allocation of Land," Land Economics, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 70(1), pages 53-62.
    7. Harry R Clarke & William J Reed, 1989. "Land Development and Wilderness Conservation Policies Under Uncertainty: A Synthesis," Working Papers 1989.02 EDIRC Provider-In, School of Economics, La Trobe University.
    8. Hartl, Richard, 1983. "Optimal maintenance and production rates for a machine : A nonlinear economic control problem," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 6(1), pages 281-306, September.
    9. Solow, Robert M. & Vickrey, William S., 1971. "Land use in a long narrow city," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 3(4), pages 430-447, December.
    10. Olson, Lars J., 1990. "Environmental preservation with production," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier, vol. 18(1), pages 88-96, January.
    11. Ezequiel Uriel Jiménez & María Luisa Moltó Carbonell & Santiago Murgui, 1995. "Determinación De Una Tipología De Hogares En El Marco De Una Matriz De Contabilidad Social," Working Papers. Serie EC 1995-07, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie).
    12. Rubio, Santiago J. & Goetz, Renan-U., 1998. "Optimal growth and land preservation," Resource and Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 20(4), pages 345-372, December.
    13. Lans Bovenberg, A. & Smulders, Sjak, 1995. "Environmental quality and pollution-augmenting technological change in a two-sector endogenous growth model," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 57(3), pages 369-391, July.
    14. Caputo, Michael R., 1990. "How to do comparative dynamics on the back of an envelope in optimal control theory," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 14(3-4), pages 655-683, October.
    15. Riley, John G., 1973. ""Gammaville": An optimal town," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 6(5), pages 471-482, October.
    16. Francisco José Goerlich Gisbert & Vicente Orts, 1995. "Margen Precio-Coste Marginal Y Economías De Escala En La Industria Española: 1964-1989," Working Papers. Serie EC 1995-01, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie).
    17. Joaquín Maudos Villarroya & José Manuel Pastor Monsálvez, 1995. "Prestación de Servicios Bancarios en las Cajas de Ahorros Españolas: Cajeros Automáticos versus Oficinas," Working Papers. Serie EC 1995-14, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie).
    18. Raymond Gradus & Sjak Smulders, 1993. "The trade-off between environmental care and long-term growth—Pollution in three prototype growth models," Journal of Economics, Springer, vol. 58(1), pages 25-51, February.
    19. Caballe, Jordi & Santos, Manuel S, 1993. "On Endogenous Growth with Physical and Human Capital," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 101(6), pages 1042-1067, December.
    20. Kenneth J. Arrow & Anthony C. Fisher, 1974. "Environmental Preservation, Uncertainty, and Irreversibility," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 88(2), pages 312-319.
    21. Anthony C. Fisher & John V. Krutilla, 1975. "Resource Conservation, Environmental Preservation, and the Rate of Discount," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 89(3), pages 358-370.
    22. Oniki, Hajime, 1973. "Comparative dynamics (sensitivity analysis) in optimal control theory," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 6(3), pages 265-283, June.
    23. Ángel Pardo & Francisco Climent, 2000. "Relaciones temporales entre el contrato de futuro sobre IBEX-35 y su activo subyacente," Investigaciones Economicas, Fundación SEPI, vol. 24(1), pages 219-236, January.
    24. Henry, Claude, 1974. "Investment Decisions Under Uncertainty: The "Irreversibility Effect."," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 64(6), pages 1006-1012, December.
    25. Lucas, Robert Jr., 1988. "On the mechanics of economic development," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 22(1), pages 3-42, July.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as


    Cited by:

    1. Rubio, Santiago J. & Goetz, Renan-U., 1998. "Optimal growth and land preservation," Resource and Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 20(4), pages 345-372, December.
    2. Eppink, Florian V. & van den Bergh, Jeroen C.J.M., 2007. "Ecological theories and indicators in economic models of biodiversity loss and conservation: A critical review," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 61(2-3), pages 284-293, March.
    3. Leroux, Anke D. & Creedy, John, 2007. "Optimal land conversion and growth with uncertain biodiversity costs," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 61(2-3), pages 542-549, March.

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ivi:wpasec:1997-02. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Departamento de Edición). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/ievages.html .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.