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The Environment, Life Expectancy and Growth in Overlapping Generations Models: A Survey

Anna Dugan, Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz and Natacha Raffin

No 01/2022, ECON WPS - Working Papers in Economic Theory and Policy from TU Wien, Institute of Statistics and Mathematical Methods in Economics, Economics Research Unit

Abstract: It is widely accepted that environmental and demographic changes will significantly influence the future of our society. In recent years, an increasing number of studies has analyzed the interlinkages among economic growth, environmental factors and a specific demographic variable, namely life expectancy, applying an overlapping generations framework. The aim of this survey is threefold. First, we review the role of life expectancy and pollution for sustainable growth. Second, we discuss the role of intervening factors like health investment and technological progress as well as institutional settings including government expenditures, tax structures and inequality. Finally, we summarize policy implications obtained in different models and compare them to each other.

Keywords: Environmental quality; Pollution; Longevity; Endogenous growth; Government policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J10 O11 O44 Q56 Q58 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-age, nep-dem, nep-dge, nep-ene, nep-env and nep-gro
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