Does economic growth harm the environment?


It is often thought that there is a tension between growth and the environment. This may arise through either the use of resources, the growth of population, or both. What does the evidence say, and what the sources of either positive or negative impacts of growth on the environment and/or our health?

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  1. 2015.   Pietro Peretto and Simone Valente.   "Growth on a finite planet, resources, technology and population in the long run".   Journal of Economic Growth, 20(3):305-331.   Link
  2. 2007.   Daron Acemoglu and Simon Johnson.   "Disease and Development, The Effect of Life Expectancy on Economic Growth".   Journal of Political Economy, 115(6):925-985.   Link
  3. 2007.   Nicholas Stern.   The Economics of Climate Change, The Stern Review. Cambridge University Press
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  6. 1998.   Stokey, Nancy L..   "Are There Limits to Growth?".   International Economic Review, 39(1):1-31.   Link

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