Economics of the Anthropocene: An Exploratory Essay

20 Pages Posted: 25 Aug 2017

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Carsten Herrmann-Pillath

Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies

Date Written: August 23, 2017

Abstract

This essay summarizes some essential aspects of my recent contributions to ecological and evolutionary economics, in a way accessible to a general readership. I concentrate on the relationship between energy and growth, and its grounding in evolutionary and information theory. In the final sections, I discuss policy implications.

Keywords: Anthropocene; Technosphere; Energy and Growth; Maximum Power; Rebound Effects; De-Growth

JEL Classification: B52; O44; Q40; Q75

Suggested Citation

Herrmann-Pillath, Carsten, Economics of the Anthropocene: An Exploratory Essay (August 23, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3024511 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3024511

Carsten Herrmann-Pillath (Contact Author)

Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies ( email )

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