Sustainable Growth

    Our scholars engage in understanding and assessing the concept of sustainable growth. We support research that examines the political and economic impacts of the potential climatic, environmental, political and ethical constraints on future growth.

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    Material intensity, productivity and economic growth

    Many models of economic growth exclude materials from the production function. Growing environmental pressures and resource prices suggest that this may be increasingly inappropriate. Read more

    Scarcity, Preferences and Cooperation: A Mimetic Analysis

    In “The Ambivalence of Scarcity” which is my contribution to L’Enfer des choses. René Girard et la logique de l’économie, written by Jean-Pierre Dupuy and originally published in French in 1978, I attempt to apply mimetic theory to modern economics and to economicphenomena, and also to explain why economic issues and economics as a discipline occupy such an important place in the modern world. Read more