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Do Incidences of Contamination Hurt Tunisian Economic Flourishing?

Sayef Bakari (), Abdelhafidh Othmani () and Mohamed Mabrouki ()

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Abstract: The design of this dissertation consists of shortening the nuance of pollution on Tunisian economic growth, taking into account domestic investment, energy consumption and trade openness. From 1971 to 2015, this impact is tested using the error correction model (ECM). The final consequences of estimating the long-run equilibrium relation show that pollution has a negative effect on economic growth in Tunisia but this facet is insignificant. This means that during this period pollution did not result in a reduction in economic growth, however, this result indicates that after an interval of years indeterminate pollution will negatively affect economic growth, The Tunisian State to demonstrate economic policies and instruments to protect it against the worsening of the future effects of pollution.

Keywords: Pollution; Economic Growth; ECM; Economic Policy; Tunisia. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O4 O44 O47 Q5 Q53 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017-08
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