Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/154956
Authors: 
Galeotti, Marzio
Lanza, Alessandro
Year of Publication: 
1999
Series/Report no.: 
Nota di Lavoro, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei 2.1999
Abstract: 
The number of studies seeking to empirically characterize the reduced-form relationship between a country's economic growth and the quantity of various pollutants produced has recently increased significantly. In several cases researchers have found evidence in favor of an inverted-U "environmental Kuznets" curve. In the case of a major greenhouse gas, CO2, however, the evidence is at best mixed. This paper attempts to shed further light on this issue by using a newly developed data set covering over one hundred countries around the world for the last twenty five years and by considering alternative functional forms together with an effort to rigorously discriminate among competing alternatives.
Subjects: 
Environment
Growth
CO2 emissions
Panel data
JEL: 
O13
Q30
Q32
C12
C23
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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