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The Environmental Consequences of Growth: Empirical Evidence from the Republic of Kazakhstan

Amantay Akbota () and Jungho Baek
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Amantay Akbota: College of Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 08826, Korea

Economies, 2018, vol. 6, issue 1, 1-11

Abstract: The main objective of this paper is to examine the effect growth has on CO 2 emissions in Kazakhstan, controlling for energy consumption, in the autoregressive distributed lag (ARDL) cointegration framework. We find that the environmental Kuznets curve (EKC) hypothesis seems to hold for Kazakhstan; this effect at a low level of income increases CO 2 but at a high level decreases it. We also find that energy consumption increases CO 2 emissions.

Keywords: ARDL; CO 2 emissions; environment; growth; Kazakhstan (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E F I J O Q (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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