Revisiting Jevons’ Paradox with System Dynamics: Systemic Causes and Potential Cures

  title={Revisiting Jevons’ Paradox with System Dynamics: Systemic Causes and Potential Cures},
  author={Rachel Freeman and Mike Yearworth and Chris Preist},
  journal={Journal of Industrial Ecology},
This article examines the dynamic relationship between the consumption of goods and services, technological efficiency, and associated resource use, as described by the theory of Jevons’ Paradox (JP). A theory is presented about what causes JP, in which resource efficiency savings are eventually overtaken by increases in consumption to produce a net increase in resource use and therefore environmental impacts. An application of the theory was carried out using system dynamics, modeling carbon… 
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