Environmental Kuznets Curves

A Study on the Economic Theory and Political Economy of Environmental Quality Improvements in the Course of Economic Growth

  • Michael P. Vogel

Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 469)

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About this book


Environmental Kuznets Curves - one of the most controversial issues of current environmental economics - suggest that economic growth may lead to environmental quality improvements. Why and under which circumstances this may be so, are the questions addressed in this book. The approach taken is formal, using techniques of static and dynamic optimisation. In addition, the main assumptions, arguments and conclusions are also presented in a non-formel way.


Economic Growth Endogenous Growth Theorie Environmental Kuznets Curves Environmental Pollution Environmental Quality Environmental economics Umweltverschmutzung development environmental protection optimization

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael P. Vogel
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Theoretical EconomicsUniversity of KielKielGermany

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-65672-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-58517-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8442
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