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Title:The dynamics of consumer behavior and the transition to sustainable consumption patterns PDF Logo
Authors:Witt, Ulrich
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:Papers on economics and evolution 1103
Abstract:Strong growth in disposable income has driven, and is still driving, consumption to unprecedented, but not sustainable levels. To explain the dynamic interplay of needs, need satisfaction, and innovation underlying that growth a behavioral theory of consumption is suggested and discussed with respect to its implications for making a transition to more sustainable patterns of consumer behavior.
Subjects:consumption
growth
sustainability
satiation
innovation
welfare
JEL:A13
B52
D01
D03
D11
Q50
Q56
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:gbv:27-20110630-113735-2
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Papers on Economics and Evolution, MPI für Ökonomik

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