An Integrated Approach to Climate Change, Income Distribution, Employment, and Economic Growth

Lance Taylor, Armon Rezai, Duncan Foley

Publication: Scientific journalJournal articlepeer-review


A demand-driven growth model involving capital accumulation and the dynamics of greenhouse gas (GHG) concentration is set up to examine macroeconomic issues raised by global warming, e.g. effects on output and employment of rising levels of GHG; offsets by mitigation; relationships among energy use and labor productivity, income distribution, and growth; the economic significance of the Jevons and other paradoxes; sustainable consumption and possible reductions in employment; and sources of instability and cyclicality implicit in the two-dimensional dynamical system. The emphasis is on the combination of biophysical limits and Post-Keynesian growth theory and the qualitative patterns of system adjustment and the dynamics that emerge.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)196 - 205
JournalEcological Economics
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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