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Evidence from panel unit root and cointegration tests that the Environmental Kuznets Curve does not exist

Perman, Roger; Stern, David


The Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) hypothesis - an inverted U-shape relation between various indicators of environmental degradation and income per capita - has become one of the 'stylised facts' of environmental and resource economics. This is despite considerable criticism on both theoretical and empirical grounds. Cointegration analysis can be used to test the validity of such stylised facts when the data involved contain stochastic trends. In the present paper, we use cointegration...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics
DOI: 10.1111/1467-8489.00216


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