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Tetsuo Ono
''Is habitual consumption harmful to the environment?''
( 2002, Vol. 17 No.1 )
This paper explores the theoretical linkage between habit and the environment through environmentally harmful consumption affected by habitual behavior. It is shown that habit formation of consumption has both negative and positive effects on environmental quality. Whether the positive effect dominates the negative one depends on the degrees of habit formation and environmental externalities.
Keywords: environmental quality
JEL: Q2 - Renewable Resources and Conservation: General
D1 - Household Behavior: General
Manuscript Received : Aug 27 2002 Manuscript Accepted : Sep 03 2002

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