Income Inequality and Carbon Emissions
8 Pages Posted: 29 Feb 2012
Date Written: February 29, 2012
We document a U-shaped relationship between income inequality and carbon dioxide emissions per capita, using a newly available panel data set on income inequality (GINI) with observations for 138 countries over the period 1960–2008. Our findings suggest that, for high-income countries with high income inequality, pro-poor growth and reduced per capita emissions levels go hand in hand.
Keywords: environmental quality, income inequality, panel data
JEL Classification: I3, O1, Q3
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