This paper analyzes the dynamics of a small open economy with two sectors (a farming sector and an industrial one), heterogeneous agents (workers and entrepreneurs) and free inter-sectoral labor mobility. Labor productivity in the first sector is negatively affected by environmental pollution generated by both sectors, whereas in the second sector it is positively affected by physical capital accumulated by entrepreneurs. Through a global analysis of the non- linear three-dimensional dynamic system of the model we derive conditions under which industrialization generates a decline in workers’ revenues in both sectors.
|Titolo:||Environmental pollution as engine of industrialization|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|