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dc.contributor.authorArifa, A.en
dc.contributor.authorGan, Christopheren
dc.contributor.authorSanyal, Amalen
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-07T03:18:16Z
dc.date.issued1995-09en
dc.identifier.issn1173-0854en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/970
dc.description.abstractThere is a substantial and growing literature on the topic of sustainability, but no consensus on a working definition has emerged yet. The rational pursuit of sustainability is only possible if we can develop a working definition consistent with the principles of justice and inter generational welfare. This paper uses the Rawlsian principle of justice to develop a working definition of sustainability in the context of a simple aggregative model. The implications of the definition on issues like the choice between current consumption and future economic growth are examined. It is shown that sustainable growth limits the range of this choice, but does not determine it. Alternative ways of clinching this choice are discussed. The model used is only illustrative, and ignores many details. It may be useful as a measure for future research and comparison of sustainability modelling techniques.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln University. Commerce Division.en
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - Lincoln University. Commerce Division.en
dc.subjecteconometric modelsen
dc.subjectsustainabilityen
dc.subjecteconomic developmenten
dc.subjectendowmentsen
dc.subjectutilityen
dc.subjectRawlsian principleen
dc.titleA model for sustainability using the Rawlsian principleen
dc.typeDiscussion Paper
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::340000 Economics::340200 Applied Economics::340202 Environment and resource economicsen
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::340000 Economics::340400 Econometrics::340401 Economic models and forecastingen
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agribusiness and Commerceen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Financial and Business Systemsen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Global Value Chains and Tradeen
lu.contributor.unitResearch Management Officeen
lu.contributor.unit/LU/Research Management Office/2018 PBRF Staff groupen
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pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce/FABS
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce/GVCT
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/2018 PBRF Staff group
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0002-5618-1651


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