The Environmental Kuznets Curve: Exploring a Fresh Specification

40 Pages Posted: 9 Feb 2001

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David F. Bradford

Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School; NBER; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Rebecca Fender

CFA Institute

Stephen H. Shore

Georgia State University

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Date Written: November 2000

Abstract

Using a new specification, we reanalyze the data on worldwide environmental quality investigated by Gene Grossman and Alan Krueger in a well-known paper on the environmental Kuznets curve (which postulates an inverse U shaped relationship between income level and pollution). The new specification enables us to draw conclusions from fixed effects estimation. In general, we find support for the environmental Kuznets curve for some pollutants and for its rejection in other cases. The fresh specification offers some promise for analysis of such phenomena.

JEL Classification: O0, C4, N5

Suggested Citation

Bradford, David F. and Fender, Rebecca and Shore, Stephen H., The Environmental Kuznets Curve: Exploring a Fresh Specification (November 2000). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=258950 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.258950

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