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On the joint dynamics of pollution and capital accumulation

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posted on 26.02.2010, 15:41 by Dimitrios Varvarigos
I construct an overlapping generations model in which longevity is impeded by the stock of pollution and promoted by public health spending. I provide an alternative explanation for the so-called environmental Kuznets curve – an explanation which gives an active role to environmental quality as a contributing factor to capital accumulation and growth. I also examine how variations in environment-related parameters determine the effect of taxation in economic development.

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Publisher

Dept. of Economics, University of Leicester

Available date

26/02/2010

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http://www.le.ac.uk/economics/research/discussion/papers2008.html

Notes

Updated January 2009;This is an earlier version of the working paper. The new version of the working paper is available at: https://lra.le.ac.uk/handle/2381/9247

Book series

Papers in Economics;08/38

Language

en