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Maximin-optimal sustainable growth in a resource-based imperfect economy

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I offer an approach linking a welfare criterion to the opportunities for sustainable development in an imperfect economy. The approach implies a dependence of the criterion on the economy's current state. The economy-linked criterion is constructed using an example with the maximin principle applied to a hybrid level-growth measure. This measure includes as special cases the conventional measures of consumption level and percent change as a measure of growth. The hybrid measure or geometrically weighted percent can be used for measuring sustainable growth as an alternative to percent. The problem is considered for the Dasgupta-Heal-Solow-Stiglitz model. Closed form solutions are obtained for the optimal paths including the paths dynamically consistent with the updates in reserve estimates.

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  • Bazhanov, Andrei, 2008. "Maximin-optimal sustainable growth in a resource-based imperfect economy," MPRA Paper 16245, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 13 Jul 2009.
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    Keywords

    imperfect economy; endogenous preferences; essential nonrenewable resource; geometrically weighted percent; normative resource peak;
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    JEL classification:

    • Q32 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation - - - Exhaustible Resources and Economic Development
    • Q38 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation - - - Government Policy (includes OPEC Policy)
    • O47 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products

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