Contributions to Economics

Development Patterns of Material Productivity

Convergence or Divergence?

Authors: Talmon-Gros, Larissa

  • One of the first econometric analyses of the EU’s present lead indicator for sustainable development
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Increasing concerns regarding the world’s natural resources and sustainability continue to be a major issue for global development. As a result several political initiatives and strategies for green or resource-efficient growth both on national and international levels have been proposed. A core element of these initiatives is the promotion of an increase of resource or material productivity. This dissertation examines material productivity developments in the OECD and BRICS countries between 1980 and 2008. By applying the concept of convergence stemming from economic growth theory to material productivity the analysis provides insights into both aspects: material productivity developments in general as well potentials for accelerated improvements in material productivity which consequently may allow a reduction of material use globally. The results of the convergence analysis underline the importance of policy-making with regard to technology and innovation policy enabling the production of resource-efficient products and services as well as technology transfer and diffusion.

About the authors

Larissa Talmon-Gros, born in 1984, studied European Business at Dublin City University and ESB Business School Reutlingen and graduated as Bachelor of European Business and Diplom-Betriebswirtin (FH) in 2007. She accomplished her doctoral studies at the University of Hohenheim in cooperation with the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy. She also held a renowned PhD scholarship from the Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst. Larissa Talmon-Gros completed her doctorate in Economics in 2013.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Talmon-Gros, Larissa

    Pages 1-7

  • Overuse, Scarcity, and the Debate About Sustainable Development

    Talmon-Gros, Larissa

    Pages 11-18

  • The Relationship Between Technological Progress and Material Consumption

    Talmon-Gros, Larissa

    Pages 19-27

  • Convergence: Theory, Econometrics, and Empirics

    Talmon-Gros, Larissa

    Pages 29-79

  • Material Productivity Measurement

    Talmon-Gros, Larissa

    Pages 81-97

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Development Patterns of Material Productivity
Book Subtitle
Convergence or Divergence?
Authors
Series Title
Contributions to Economics
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-02538-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-02538-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-02537-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35278-7
Series ISSN
1431-1933
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 210
Number of Illustrations and Tables
25 b/w illustrations
Topics