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A contribution to the qualitative, interdisciplinary modeling of environmental development

Denis Stijepic

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: We suggest a simple, interdisciplinary, qualitative, system-theoretical model of long-run environmental development, where the dynamics of environmental quality are determined by the interactions across the political, economic, ecological/natural, and socio-cultural systems. The resulting model is a self-regulating feedback-loop system and can be used to explain the existence and the characteristics of different empirically observable economic/societal development stages (pollution phase and ecological phase) and environmental and economic policy-regime switches consistent with empirical evidence.

Keywords: environmental quality, environmental pollution, long-run dynamics, development, growth, development stages, policy-regime switches; economic; socio-cultural; political; ecological; qualitative; system theory; feedback loop; self-regulation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A12 O1 Q56 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2018-08-29, Revised 2018-09-12
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