Economic Policy in a Demographically Divided World

  • Hendrik P. van Dalen

Part of the Population Economics book series (POPULATION)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Hendrik P. van Dalen
    Pages 1-47
  3. Hendrik P. van Dalen
    Pages 49-98
  4. Hendrik P. van Dalen
    Pages 125-167
  5. Hendrik P. van Dalen
    Pages 243-289
  6. Hendrik P. van Dalen
    Pages 291-313
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 315-355

About this book


Economic Policy in a Demographically Divided World contains the economic analysis of the consequences of demographic change and the diverging population developments in an interdependent world economy in particular. The global divergence in demographic developments gives rise to a myriadof economic and ethical problems. This topic is treated with the help of themathematical apparatus of neoclassical optimal growth models. The author tries to disentangle the basic policy issues of a demographically divided world, such as a selective immigration policy, sustainable patterns of international lending and borrowing, development aid, and dynamic optimal taxation. The most important feature of the book is that it brings together information and theories of fairly recent date to analyse a practical policy problem, viz. issues related to a world economy that is characterised by a demographic division. This stylised fact is hardly given some attention in current economic theory and the book contains with respect to this stylised fact some new results. Customers might benefit from the book by gaining intuition concerning principles of economic policy in a world characterised by demographic change.


Demographie Growth Wachstum Wirtschaftspolitik demographic change demography economic policy economic theory migration population taxation

Authors and affiliations

  • Hendrik P. van Dalen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mathematical EconomicsErasmus University RotterdamDR RotterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-77039-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-77037-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-6978
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