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Desperately Seeking (Environmental) Kuznets

Marzio Galeotti () and Alessandro Lanza

No 1999.2, Working Papers from Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei

Abstract: The number of studies seeking to empirically characterize the reduced-form relationship between a country's economic growth and the quantity of various pollutants produced has recently increased significantly. In several cases researchers have found evidence in favor of an inverted-U "environmental Kuznets" curve. In the case of a major greenhouse gas, CO2, however, the evidence is at best mixed. This paper attempts to shed further light on this issue by using a newly developed data set covering over one hundred countries around the world for the last twenty five years and by considering alternative functional forms together with an effort to rigorously discriminate among competing alternatives.

Keywords: Environment; Growth; CO2 emissions; Panel data (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O13 Q30 Q32 C12 C23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-agr, nep-ene and nep-env
Date: 1999-01
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