Title: Another explanation of pollution–income patterns

Authors: Guiseppe Di Vita

Addresses: Faculty of Law, University of Catania, Italy

Abstract: The Andreoni and Levinson (2001) theoretical framework can be used to show that the shape of the environmental Kuznets curve can be explained without considering increasing returns to scale in pollution abatement technology, but simply by making explicit that the marginal disutility of pollution increases with income.

Keywords: environmental Kuznets curve; marginal disutility of pollution; pollution abatement technology; pollution–income patterns; environmental pollution.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.2004.005130

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 2004 Vol.21 No.6, pp.588 - 592

Available online: 03 Sep 2004 *

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