Economic Growth and Climate Change

February 1, 2009

This paper sheds light on the various theories which attempt to explain the relationship between economic growth and climate change.

It evaluates them critically along the ideas of intergenerational equity and economic externalities, and analyze which of the policy instruments mentioned are preferable in light of these theories.

Authors: Edward Nell, Willi Semmler and Armon Rezai
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