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Att miljöjustera den ekonomiska tillväxten

Gustavson, Catharina LU (2017) NEKH04 20171
Department of Economics
Abstract
This essay aims to investigate which results can be derived from an economic growth rate
that has been adjusted for environmental damage. In order to do so the usual BNI per
capita growth is compared with an adjusted BNI per capita growth. The adjusted growth is
derived from the World Banks Adjusted net savings, a way of measuring a nation’s wealth
development through the national savings. This measurement is unique in that way, that other
economical environmental damage measurements so far have not included carbon dioxideand
particulate emission damage. The comparison between the usual and the adjusted growth
is tested by economic theories like the Catch up hypothesis and the environmental Kuznets
curve. The thesis also wants to... (More)
This essay aims to investigate which results can be derived from an economic growth rate
that has been adjusted for environmental damage. In order to do so the usual BNI per
capita growth is compared with an adjusted BNI per capita growth. The adjusted growth is
derived from the World Banks Adjusted net savings, a way of measuring a nation’s wealth
development through the national savings. This measurement is unique in that way, that other
economical environmental damage measurements so far have not included carbon dioxideand
particulate emission damage. The comparison between the usual and the adjusted growth
is tested by economic theories like the Catch up hypothesis and the environmental Kuznets
curve. The thesis also wants to cast further light on whether Adjusted net savings is a good
starting point for the measurement of adjusted environmental growth.
The results show that the adjusted BNI per capita growth can serve as an indicator of whether
the environmental damage as a percentage of BNI is increasing or declining. It could also
influence policymakers to focus more on sustainability. However there are shortcomings with
the Adjusted net savings as a measurement, for example that it doesn't account for global
environmental justice. Therefore the essay addresses how more equality between income
groups can be reached in an environmental context. (Less)
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author
Gustavson, Catharina LU
supervisor
organization
course
NEKH04 20171
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Environmental economic growth, Adjusted net savings, Carbon dioxide- and particulate emission damage, Catch up hypothesis, National accounting
language
Swedish
id
8920801
date added to LUP
2017-07-10 15:09:36
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2017-07-10 15:09:36
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  abstract     = {This essay aims to investigate which results can be derived from an economic growth rate
that has been adjusted for environmental damage. In order to do so the usual BNI per
capita growth is compared with an adjusted BNI per capita growth. The adjusted growth is
derived from the World Banks Adjusted net savings, a way of measuring a nation’s wealth
development through the national savings. This measurement is unique in that way, that other
economical environmental damage measurements so far have not included carbon dioxideand
particulate emission damage. The comparison between the usual and the adjusted growth
is tested by economic theories like the Catch up hypothesis and the environmental Kuznets
curve. The thesis also wants to cast further light on whether Adjusted net savings is a good
starting point for the measurement of adjusted environmental growth.
The results show that the adjusted BNI per capita growth can serve as an indicator of whether
the environmental damage as a percentage of BNI is increasing or declining. It could also
influence policymakers to focus more on sustainability. However there are shortcomings with
the Adjusted net savings as a measurement, for example that it doesn't account for global
environmental justice. Therefore the essay addresses how more equality between income
groups can be reached in an environmental context.},
  author       = {Gustavson, Catharina},
  keyword      = {Environmental economic growth,Adjusted net savings,Carbon dioxide- and particulate emission damage,Catch up hypothesis,National accounting},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Att miljöjustera den ekonomiska tillväxten},
  year         = {2017},
}