Desperately Seeking (Environmental) Kuznets: A New Look at the Evidence

19 Pages Posted: 14 Oct 2001

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Marzio Galeotti

University of Milan - Department of Environmental Science and Policy (DESP); Bocconi University - IEFE Centre for Research on Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy

Alessandro Lanza

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), Milan; CMCC - Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici; Bocconi University - IEFE Centre for Research on Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy

Francesco Pauli

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: September 2001

Abstract

The number of studies seeking to empirically characterize the reduced-form relationship between a country economic growth and the quantity of pollutants produced in the process has recently increased significantly. In several cases researchers have found evidence pointing to 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 dataset on emissions and by employing a new highly flexible functional form.

Keywords: Environment, growth, CO2 emissions, panel data

JEL Classification: O13, Q30, Q32, C12, C23

Suggested Citation

Galeotti, Marzio and Lanza, Alessandro and Pauli, Francesco, Desperately Seeking (Environmental) Kuznets: A New Look at the Evidence (September 2001). FEEM Working Paper No. 67.2001. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=286696 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.286696

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Alessandro Lanza

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Francesco Pauli

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