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Growth and the environment


Read the following article: 

Zheng, Siqi, and Matthew E. Kahn. “A new era of pollution progress in urban China?.” Journal of Economic Perspectives 31, no. 1 (2017): 71-92.”

How plausible is the economists’ view of the relationship between growth and environmental degradation that informs this article?


Please inform your answer by your knowledge on the link between economic growth and environmental quality and by referring to sources in the wider academic literature on growth and the environment.


Module Learning Outcomes:

In this assessment the following learning outcomes will be covered:

LO 1. Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of environmental economics both in theory and practice
LO 2. Show the ability to apply module content to a policy question



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