Searching for an Environmental Kuznets Curve in Carbon Dioxide Pollutant in Latin American Countries

This study utilized a semiparametric panel model to estimate environmental Kuznets curves (EKC) for carbon dioxide (CO2) in 15 Latin American countries, using hitherto unused data on forestry acreage in each country. Results showed an N-shaped curve for the region; however, the shape of the curve is sensitive to the removal of some groups of countries. Specification tests support a semiparametric panel model over a parametric quadratic specification.


Issue Date:
2009-04
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/48759
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Volume 41, Number 1
Page range:
13-27
Total Pages:
15
JEL Codes:
C14; C33; Q23; Q53




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