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Green CapitalA New Perspective on Growth$
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Christian de Perthuis and Pierre-André Jouvet

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780231171403

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231171403.001.0001

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Introducing the Environment into the Calculation of Wealth

Introducing the Environment into the Calculation of Wealth

(p.36) 4 Introducing the Environment into the Calculation of Wealth
Green Capital

Christian de Perthuis

Pierre-André Jouvet

, Michael Westlake
Columbia University Press

Once the value of the environment is included in their profit and loss accounts, actors’ choices change, and the problem of macroeconomic indicators no longer arises. When the damage of pollution or overexploitation of ecosystems is correctly attributed, statisticians integrate it into the national accounts without even realizing it. Such a move would completely change the way economists analyze the links between the environment and the economy.

Keywords:   Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi report, welfare, GDP measure, Human Development Index, A New Blueprint for a Green Economy, Barbier

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