The environmental Kuznets curve: does one size fit all?
Abbreviated Journal Title
environmental Kuznets curve; state-level data; SUR estimation; ECONOMIC-GROWTH; QUALITY; INTENSITY; EMISSIONS; POLLUTION; Ecology; Economics; Environmental Sciences; Environmental Studies
This paper uses a new panel data set on state-level sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions from 1929-1994 to test the appropriateness of the 'one size fits all' reduced-form regression approach commonly used in the environmental Kuznets curve literature. Empirical results provide initial evidence that an inverted-U shape characterizes the relationship between per capita emissions and per capita incomes at the state level. Parameter estimates suggest, however, that previous studies, which restrict cross-sections to undergo identical experiences over time, may be presenting statistically biased results. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
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