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Air Emissions Performance: A Dynamic Analysis for Spain

Juan Román-Aso () and Jaime Vallés-Giménez ()

Hacienda Pública Española / Review of Public Economics, 2016, vol. 218, issue 3, 57-78

Abstract: This paper investigates the dynamic performance of air pollution in Spain from 1960 to 2010. First, we evaluate the relationship between economic growth and pollution through the Environmental Kuznets Curve. Second, we test the hypothesis of regional convergence in air pollution intensity from 1995 to 2010, in order to analyse whether regional taxes intended to abate emissions have been effective. For the first issue, our results show that a quadratic relationship is satisfied, but an out-of-sample turning point is generated. For the second, regional convergence is rejected, although those regions which haveimplemented a pollution tax seem to perform differently.

Keywords: Dynamic performance; Air pollution tax. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: N50 O13 Q20 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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