Title: EKC: static or dynamic?

Authors: Soumyananda Dinda

Addresses: Department of Economics and International Development, University of Bath, Bath, UK

Abstract: This paper tests the robustness of the Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) hypothesis, using dynamic model specification for the long panel data set rather than static model. The monotonic income-CO2 emission relationship exists in most of the underdeveloped or developing economies, but EKC exists mostly in developed economies.

Keywords: EKC; environmental Kuznets curve; dynamic modelling; carbon dioxide emissions.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGENVI.2009.022086

International Journal of Global Environmental Issues, 2009 Vol.9 No.1/2, pp.84 - 88

Published online: 18 Dec 2008 *

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