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On the joint dynamics of pollution and capital accumulation

By Dimitrios Varvarigos

Abstract

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

Topics: Overlapping generations, Pollution, Capital accumulation, Endogenous longevity
Publisher: Dept. of Economics, University of Leicester
Year: 2008
OAI identifier: oai:lra.le.ac.uk:2381/7580

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