A META-ANALYSIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL KUZNETS CURVE STUDIES

An understanding of the empirical relationship between income and environmental quality is evolving through recent studies investigating the Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC). The EKC represents an inverted-U relationship between income and environmental degradation. However, studies may employ different methods, evaluate different environmental indicators, and use different data, resulting in a broad spectrum of findings and leading to sometimes conflicting interpretations. The purpose of this paper is to synthesize the results of existing EKC findings by conducting a statistical meta-analysis, and to predict new income turning points (ITP). Results indicate how both methodological choices and pollutant types affect ITPs.


Issue Date:
2000-04
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/31330
Published in:
Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Volume 29, Number 1
Page range:
32-42
Total Pages:
11
JEL Codes:
Q20




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