Employing the right tools for evaluating the environmental consequences of our
While doing the reading, focus on these three questions:
How can we measure consumption footprint?
Is growth compatible with sustainability?
What incentives should be used to curb consumption?
- Dependence, Footprint, and Measure:
Tukker, A., Bulavskaya, T., Giljum, S., de Koning, A., Lutter, S., Simas,
M., ... & Wood, R. (2016). Environmental and resource footprints in a
global context: Europe’s structural deficit in resource endowments.
Global Environmental Change, 40, 171-181.
- Dirty Input:
Acemoglu, D., Aghion, P., Bursztyn, L., & Hemous, D. (2012). The
environment and directed technical change. American economic review, 102(1), 131-66.
- Economics Growth:
Georgescu-Roegen, N. (1986). The entropy law and the economic process
in retrospect. Eastern Economic Journal, 12(1), 3-25.
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