Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/57564
Authors: 
Witt, Ulrich
Year of Publication: 
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
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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