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ReCap – Capping Macro Rebounds Reconsidering the Role of Energy and Resource Productivity for Economic Growth, and Developing Policy Options for Capping Macro-Level Rebound Effects

For more than 30 years, economic science has dealt with the emergence of rebound effects in the context of resource efficiency improvements both theoretically and empirically. Based on this research and diverse growth theories, the project will systematize the factors driving macroeconomic rebound effects and growth. These drivers will be analyzed statistically in different economic sectors. The findings will be used to develop sets of measures that can help contain macroeconomic rebound effects and mitigate growth drivers. The economic and environmental impacts of these measures are assessed using an input-output model. A transdisciplinary Policy Innovation Lab of practitioners and academics will develop recommendations for implementing rebound-proof policy sets.

IÖW Project Team