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Another Look at the Income Elasticity of Non-Point Source Air Pollutants: A Semiparametric Approach

Nilanjana Roy and Gerrit van Kooten

No 2004-07, Working Papers from University of Victoria, Department of Economics, Resource Economics and Policy Analysis Research Group

Abstract: In this paper, a semiparametric model is used to examine the relationship between pollution and income for three non-point source pollutants. Statistical tests reject the quadratic specification in favor of the semiparametric model in all cases. However, the results do not support the inverted-U hypothesis for the pollution-income relationship.

Keywords: Environmental Kuznets curve; choice of functional form; nonparametric estimation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C13 Q25 Q40 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 10 pages
Date: 2004
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