Preface. List of contributors. 1. Introduction; Lucas Bretschger and Sjak Smulders, 2. A Dynamic Model of the Environmental Kuznets Curve: Turning Point and Public Policy; Hannes Egli and Thomas M. Steger, 3. Optimal Timing of Adoption of a Green Technology; Maria A. Cunha-e-Sá and Ana B. Reis, 4. Can environmental regulations boost growth?; Rob Hart, 5. General Purpose Technologies And Energy Policy; Adriaan van Zon and Tobias Kronenberg, 6. Efficient dynamic pollution taxation in an uncertain environment; Susanne Soretz, 7. A New-Growth Perspective on Non-renewable Resources; Christian Groth, 8. Sectoral Energy- and Labour-Productivity Convergence; P. Mulder and H.L.F. de Groot, 9. Spatial evolution of social norms in a common-pool resource game; Joëlle Noailly, Cees A. Withagen and Jeroen C.J.M. van den Bergh, 10. Sustainable Motion in Classical Mechanics: An Economics Perspective, John M. Hartwick.
The chapters in the book cover a broad range of aspects regarding the relationship between natural resource use and long-term economic development. The book surveys existing literature as well as adds to frontier research. In particular, the following topics are studied: incentives for adoption and diffusion of clean technology, resource scarcity and limits to growth, international convergence of energy intensity, and the social norms shaping resource depletion.
Most recent approaches to modelling technological change and pollution
Surveys existing literature as well as adds to frontier research
Provides both theoretical and empirical perspectives