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dc.contributor.authorWitt, Ulrichen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-08en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-24T15:44:31Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-24T15:44:31Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/57553-
dc.description.abstractStrong growth in disposable income has inflated consumption to unprecedented, but not sustainable levels. In this process consumer behavior has been changing. To explain the driving forces of this development, the paper introduces a theory of evolving consumer preferences that is molded in an evolutionary paradigm. The theory allows to better assess how individual welfare would be directly affected by policy measures designed to make consumption sustainable. Such policy measures are likely to also trigger indirect welfare losses by negative employment effects. The policy debate therefore needs to pay attention to both direct and indirect welfare effects. As a concrete proposal a redesign of consumption taxes is discussed that accounts for both concerns.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMax-Planck-Inst. für Ökonomik Jenaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPapers on economics and evolution 1116en_US
dc.subject.jelA13en_US
dc.subject.jelD01en_US
dc.subject.jelD03en_US
dc.subject.jelD11en_US
dc.subject.jelD62en_US
dc.subject.jelH23en_US
dc.subject.jelH24en_US
dc.subject.jelQ01en_US
dc.subject.jelQ38en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordconsumptionen_US
dc.subject.keywordpreferencesen_US
dc.subject.keywordgrowthen_US
dc.subject.keywordsustainabilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordsatiationen_US
dc.subject.keywordwelfareen_US
dc.subject.keywordconsumption taxen_US
dc.subject.stwNachhaltige Entwicklungen_US
dc.subject.stwKonsumentenverhaltenen_US
dc.subject.stwPräferenztheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwEvolutionsökonomiken_US
dc.subject.stwVerbrauchsteueren_US
dc.subject.stwWohlfahrtseffekten_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.titleSustainability and the problem of consumptionen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn679423702en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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