Endogenous Growth and Environmental Policy
This paper examines the relationship between environmental policy and growth, from the perspective of endogenous growth theory. In particular three standard endogenous growth models are supplemented with environmental issues, such as pollution and exhaustibility of natural resources. It is found that these new elements may affect the long run growth rates, but this is not a universal outcome. One consequence for economic policy is that optimal taxation to realize a social optimum should take account of environmental issues.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Tilburg University, The Netherlands, 2: Wageningen Agricultural University
Publication date: 01 December 2001