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Environmental Kuznets Curves: A Study on the Economic Theory and Political Economy of Environmental Quality Improvements in the Course of Economic Growth

Monograph

Series: Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems Series Volume: 469

By: MP Vogel

197 pages, 12 figs

Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Dec 1999 | #97573 | ISBN: 3540656723
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About this book

Questions one of the most controversial issues of current environmental economics, the suggestion that economic growth may lead to environmental quality improvements.


Contents

Introduction.- Economic Determinants of Environmental Quality Changes.- Environmental Preferences, Socially Optimal Growth, and Pollution.- Income Distribution, Desired Environmental Policy, and Green Middle-Class Elitism.- Environmental Concern, Green Campaigning, and Corporate Lobbying.- Endogenous Environmental Policy and its Effects on a Growing Economy.- Environmental Kuznets Curves: Limitations and Opportunities.

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