Life expectancy and the environment

@inproceedings{Mariani2008LifeEA,
  title={Life expectancy and the environment},
  author={F. Mariani and Agustin P{\'e}rez-Barahona and Natacha Raffin},
  year={2008}
}
We present an OLG model in which life expectancy and environmental quality dynamics are jointly determined. Agents may invest in environmental quality, depending on how much they expect to live, but also in order to leave good environmental conditions to future generations. In turn, environmental conditions affects life expectancy. The model produces multiple steady states (development regimes) and initial conditions do matter. In particular, some countries may be trapped in a low life… CONTINUE READING

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