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Assessing Sustainable Development by Genuine Saving Indicator from Multidimensional Perspectives

  • Sato, Masayuki
  • Samreth, Sovannroeun

This paper investigates the path of genuine saving (GS) based on the perspectives of average, trend and stability. The theoretical basis of GS can be seen in several studies, such as Arrow et al. (2003) and Dasgupta (2004); its database has been developed by the World Bank. With these contributions, GS is now considered as one of the most important indicators for evaluating the sustainable development. However, among previous studies on GS, only few studies focused on dynamic perspective. This paper points out this shortage in the literature, and then re-examines the sustainability performance in various countries based not only on the average, but also on the trend and stability of GS path. The results of evaluating GS based on these multidimensional perspectives are different from those of unidimensional perspective. These results provide us richer information on the sustainability of each country.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 9996.

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Date of creation: Aug 2008
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:9996
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  1. Hamilton, Kirk & Clemens, Michael, 1999. "Genuine Savings Rates in Developing Countries," World Bank Economic Review, World Bank Group, vol. 13(2), pages 333-56, May.
  2. Simon Dietz & Eric Neumayer & Indra de Soysa, 2004. "Corruption, the Resource Curse and Genuine Saving," Development and Comp Systems 0405010, EconWPA, revised 21 Jan 2005.
  3. Kenneth Arrow & Partha Dasgupta & Karl-Göran Mäler, 2003. "Evaluating Projects and Assessing Sustainable Development in Imperfect Economies," Working Papers 2003.109, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.
  4. World Bank, 2007. "World Development Indicators 2007," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 8150.
  5. Kenneth Arrow & Partha Dasgupta & Lawrence Goulder & Gretchen Daily & Paul Ehrlich & Geoffrey Heal & Simon Levin & Karl-Göran Mäler & Stephen Schneider & David Starrett & Brian Walker, 2004. "Are We Consuming Too Much?," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 18(3), pages 147-172, Summer.
  6. Dasgupta, Partha, 2004. "Human Well-Being and the Natural Environment," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, number 9780199267194, July.
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