Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/119707
Authors: 
Horbach, Jens
Year of Publication: 
2002
Series/Report no.: 
Nota di Lavoro, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei 92.2002
Abstract: 
The Environmental Kuznets Curve hypothesis (EKC) postulates an inverted u-shaped curve between important pollutants and per capita GDP analogous to the relationship between in-come inequality and income per capita which has been analysed by Kuznets in 1955. The arti-cle focuses on an empirical analysis of structural change between branches as one major de-terminant of EKC´s. The results of a cointegration analysis show that amongst other determi-nants the decline of environmental intensive branches in Germany during the last decades can be econometrically explained by the development of energy prices and the so-called Fourastié hypothesis.
Subjects: 
Structural Change
Environment
JEL: 
O13
Q20
C22
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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