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Economic Growth and Transboundary Pollution in Europe: An Empirical Analysis

Alberto Ansuategi

Environmental & Resource Economics, 2003, vol. 26, issue 2, 305-328

Abstract: The existing empirical evidence suggests that environmental Kuznets curvesonly exist for pollutants with semi-local and medium term impacts.Ansuategi and Perrings (2000) have considered the behavioral basis for thecorrelation observed between different spatial incidence of environmentaldegradation and the relation between economic growth and environmentalquality. They show that self-interested planners following a Nash-typestrategy tend to address environmental effects sequentially: addressingthose with the most immediate costs first, and those whose costs aredisplaced in space later. This paper tests such behavioral basis in thecontext of sulphur dioxide emissions in Europe. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003

Keywords: economic growth; Kuznets; panel data; sulphur oxides; transboundary externalities (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2003
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