Natural Capital as a Factor Required for Growth
We include the cost of pollution in the production function because it contributes in the short term to the supply potential of the economy, although simultaneously weakening its long-term growth path. In the short term, pricing pollution changes the preexisting combination of production factors by attributing to the use of natural capital part of the supply previously attributed to labor and capital. By pricing pollution, green capital thus affects the short-term equilibrium and becomes a factor of production in which it is necessary to invest for long-term expansion.
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