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dc.contributor.authorAbdulai, Awuduen_US
dc.contributor.authorRamcke, Lindaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-03-11en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-09T07:48:38Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-09T07:48:38Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/24887-
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores the interrelations between economic growth, international trade and environmental degradation both theoretically and empirically. Panel data from developed and developing countries for the period of 1980 to 2003 is used and previous critique, especially on the econometric specification, is embedded. In particular, it is not assumed that there is a single link for all countries. Several environmental factors and one sustainability indicator are analyzed for the full sample, regions and income groups. The results indicate that there is an Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) for most pollutants, but with several reservations. None of the various hypotheses that concern the link between trade and environmental degradation can be entirely confirmed. If anything, there is modest support for the Pollution Haven Hypothesis (PHH). In addition, there are signs that trade liberalization might be beneficial to sustainable development for rich countries, but harmful to poor ones. However, a sustainable development path is particularly important for developing countries, as the poor are most exposed and vulnerable to the health and productivity losses associated with a degraded environment. Given that developing countries do not usually have the institutional capacities to set up the appropriate environmental policies, it is on developed countries to take the lead in addressing environmental degradation issues and assisting developing countries.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherKiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) Kielen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesKiel working paper 1491en_US
dc.subject.jelF18en_US
dc.subject.jelQ56en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordSustainable developmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordPollution Haven Hypothesisen_US
dc.subject.keywordEnvironmental Kuznets curveen_US
dc.subject.keywordadjusted net savingen_US
dc.subject.stwEnvironmental Kuznets Curveen_US
dc.subject.stwAußenwirtschaften_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftswachstumen_US
dc.subject.stwUmweltbelastungen_US
dc.subject.stwNachhaltige Entwicklungen_US
dc.subject.stwNord-Süd-Beziehungenen_US
dc.subject.stwWelten_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungsländeren_US
dc.subject.stwIndustriestaatenen_US
dc.titleThe impact of trade and economic growth on the environment: revisiting the cross-country evidenceen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn593508777en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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