Green National Accounting for Welfare and Sustainability: A Taxonomy of Assumptions and Results

27 Pages Posted: 16 Jan 2003

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Geir B. Asheim

University of Oslo - Department of Economics; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Date Written: December 2002

Abstract

This paper summarizes assumptions made and results obtained in parts of the literature on welfare and sustainability accounting. I consider five different assumptions that can be imposed independently of each other, producing 32 different combinations. This taxonomy is used to organize results in welfare and sustainability accounting. The analysis illustrates how stronger results require stronger assumptions and thereby impose harder informational requirements.

Keywords: National Accounting, Dynamic Welfare, Sustainability

JEL Classification: C43, D6, O47, Q01

Suggested Citation

Asheim, Geir B., Green National Accounting for Welfare and Sustainability: A Taxonomy of Assumptions and Results (December 2002). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=367462

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