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Possible Causes of the Environmental Kuznets Curve

A Theoretical Analysis


Christoph Martin Lieb

Contents: The Environmental Kuznets Curve: A Survey of the Empirical and Theoretical Literature – The Environmental Kuznets Curve and Satiation – Cardinal Utility in Static and Dynamic Optimization Problems – A Simple Static Model: Reconsidering the Model of McConnell – A Dynamic Extension to McConnell’s Model – The Elasticity of Intertemporal Substitution: Reconsidering the Model of Selden and Song – The Environmental Kuznets Curve and Flow versus Stock Pollution – The Neglect of Future Damages: Myopic Governments – When Abatement Increases Pollution: Far-sighted Governments.