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Economic growth and the environment



Economic growth and the environment



Policy Research Working Papers International Economics Department, World Bank ( WPS 979): 80pp.



The paper suggests that efficient solutions to environmental problems are a means of improving a country's economic growth prospects and that policies to improve economic growth prospects will help environmental problems be addressed. It is argued that: (1) the costs of avoiding pollution or environmental damage are often less than the costs of incurring it.

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DOI: 10.2307/2296740



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