Title: Econometric analysis of the national economy sustainable development based on environmental Kuznets curve

Authors: Lidia Horoshkova; Ievgen Khlobystov; Serhiy Kozmenko; Victoriya Trofymchuk

Addresses: Department of Business, Management of Organizations and Logistics, Zaporizhzhia National University, Zhukovskoho Str., 66, Zaporizhzhia 69600, Ukraine ' Department of Environmental Studies, National University of 'Kyiv-Mohyla Academy', Skovorody St. 2, Kyiv 04070, Ukraine ' University of Social Science, Harcmistrza Aleksandra Kamińskiego 21, 90-229 Łódź, Poland ' Institute of Telecommunications and Global Information, Space National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Chokolivskiy Av., Ap. 13, Kyiv, Ukraine

Abstract: The global environmental threats and related problems justify the need to shape parameters, conditions and mechanisms for sustainable development. This is especially urgent for developing countries. The purpose of the article is to study the environmental Kuznets curve hypothesis and to understand the key determinants of national economy sustainable development. The environmental Kuznets curve is estimated through the relationship between GDP and pollution volumes (e.g., sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, carbon oxide, and dioxide emissions). It was found that Ukraine has not reached a break-even point to start the sloping down pattern of pollution. The paper justifies the need for environmental investments to increase based on the relationships between current/capital environmental costs and air emissions. The paper suggests a specific shape of the environmental Kuznets curve (EKC) in Ukraine with several break-even points. It is proposed to formulate a coherent policy on economic, social, and environmental components necessary to create the conditions for achieving the break-even point parameters in the Ukrainian economy.

Keywords: sustainable development; economic growth; gross domestic product; income per capita; cyclicality; air pollution.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGENVI.2020.114870

International Journal of Global Environmental Issues, 2020 Vol.19 No.1/2/3, pp.143 - 157

Received: 30 Jul 2019
Accepted: 05 Jun 2020

Published online: 30 Apr 2021 *

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