Economic development, demographics, and renewable resources: a dynamical systems approach

TitleEconomic development, demographics, and renewable resources: a dynamical systems approach
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsAnderies JM
JournalEnvironment and Development Economics
Source DocumentAccessible with appropriate permission
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The Hohokam Cultural Sequence (Irrigation and Foraging), Sonoran Desert, greater Phoenix basin, Arizona, USA

The Hohokam is a Native American cilivilization that emerged and occupied the present day Phoenix Basin area and its outer bounds for a thousand years. The archeological records indicate that the Hohokam society evolved into a complex irrigation society and reached its peak in levels of population, social institutions, and irrigation infrastructure by the 11th century.Perplexingly though, the Hohokam society subsequently declined and collapsed by the mid 14th century. As they declined, the...
09 Aug 2016

Brander-Taylor model and variations

Brander-Taylor Easter Island Model and its variations. Brander and Taylor (1998) summarizes the background of the model as the following. Easter Island (also called Rapa Nui) is a small Pacific island over 2,000 miles (3,200 km) from the coast of Chile, with a population (as of the early 1990's) of about 2,100. For the past two centuries, Easter Island has been regarded as a major archaeological and anthropological mystery. In particular, the Polynesian civilization in place at the time of...
09 Aug 2016

A Two-Sector Growth Model: Economic Development, Demographics, and Renewable Resources

This is a two-sector growth model that couples the dynamics of human demographics and a renewable resource base. The two sectors are agricultural and manufacturing sectors. To capture both the positive (Malthusian) and negative (modern growth) type relationships between population growth and output, it is important to model the shifting composition of output from agricultural to manufacturing as growth occurs. Thus, the model is a two sector (productions and consumptions in...
09 Aug 2016