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The Global Environment, Natural Resources, and Economic Growth

Alfred Greiner and Willi Semmler


Recently, the public attention has turned toward the intricate interrelation between economic growth and global warming. This book focuses on this nexus but broadens the framework to study the issue. Growth is seen as global growth, which affects the global environment and climate change. Global growth, in particular high economic growth rates, implies a fast depletion of renewable and non-renewable resources. Thus, this book deals with the impact of the environment and the effect of the exhaustive use of natural resources on economic growth and welfare of market economies, as well as the reve ... More

Keywords: economic growth, global warming, climate change, renewable resources, non-renewable resources, natural resources, tax measures, carbon tax

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195328233
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328233.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alfred Greiner, author
Bielefeld University
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Willi Semmler, author
New School University
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