AgEcon Search

AgEcon Search >
       European Association of Agricultural Economists >
          126th Seminar, June 27-29, 2012, Capri, Italy >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://purl.umn.edu/128206

Title: The relationship between economic growth and environmental quality: the contributions of economic structure and agricultural policies
Authors: Carillo, Felicetta
Maietta, Ornella Wanda
Authors (Email): Carillo, Felicetta (carillo@inea.it)
Maietta, Ornella W. (maietta@unina.it)
Keywords: Environmental Kuznets Curve
Agriculture
Agricultural Policy
Regional panel data
JEL Codes: Q01
Q15
R11
Issue Date: 2012-06
Abstract: Objectives of this paper is to verify whether the relationship between the level of per capita income and the environment quality, for the Italian regions, follows the prescription of an Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC), taking into account the contribution of agriculture and rural areas. The Arellano-Bond two-step dynamic panel data GMM estimator has been applied to a data set of the 20 Italian administrative regions referred to the 2000-‘06 years. The quality of environment is represented by the level of per capita CO2 emissions from the whole economy and the level of per capita CO2 emissions from agriculture. The regression results show that i) the EKC prescription holds for the Italian regions, ii) the more agricultural regions are found on the rising section of the curve; iii) a greater intensity of expenditure under the RDP regional agro-environmental and forestry measures is positively associated to a more degraded environment.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/128206
Institution/Association: European Association of Agricultural Economists>126th Seminar, June 27-29, 2012, Capri, Italy
Total Pages: 14
Collections:126th Seminar, June 27-29, 2012, Capri, Italy

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
Carillo _Maietta.pdfMain paper288KbPDFView/Open
Recommend this item

All items in AgEcon Search are protected by copyright.

 

 

Brought to you by the University of Minnesota Department of Applied Economics and the University of Minnesota Libraries with cooperation from the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

All papers are in Acrobat (.pdf) format. Get Adobe Reader

Contact Us

Powered by: