The Cost of Pollution on Longevity, Welfare and Economic Stability
Natacha Raffin () and
Thomas Seegmuller ()
No 1433, AMSE Working Papers from Aix-Marseille School of Economics, France
This paper presents an overlapping generations model where pollution, private and public healths are all determinants of longevity. Public expenditure, financed through labour taxation, provide both public health and abatement. We study the complementarity between the three components of longevity on welfare and economic stability. At the steady state, we show that an appropriate fiscal policy may enhance welfare. However, when pollution is heavily harmful for longevity, the economy might experience aggregate instability or endogenous cycles. Nonetheless, a fiscal policy, which raises the share of public spending devoted to health, may display stabilizing virtues and rule out cycles. This allows us to recommend the design of the public policy that may comply with the dynamic and welfare objectives.
Keywords: longevity; Pollution; welfare; complex dynamics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J10 O40 Q56 C62 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 26 pages
Date: 2014-07-16, Revised 2014-07-16
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Journal Article: The Cost of Pollution on Longevity, Welfare and Economic Stability (2017)
Working Paper: The cost of pollution on longevity, welfare and economic stability (2014)
Working Paper: The Cost of Pollution on Longevity, Welfare and Economic Stability (2014)
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