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An inverse global environmental Kuznets curve

Jha, Raghbendra; Murthy, KV Bhanu


This paper articulates the necessity of emphasizing the absolute level of environmental degradation in different countries as a guide to understanding the links between such degradation and economic development. We argue the case for developing a composite environmental degradation index (EDI) and relating it to a better measure (in comparison to per capita income) of economic development, viz. the HDI with a view to developing a Global EKC (GEKC) across 174 countries. We put forward a...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Comparative Economics
DOI: 10.1016/S0147-5967(03)00042-8
Access Rights: Open Access


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