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Long-run determinants of pollution: A robustness analysis

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  • Lamla, Michael J.

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This paper examines how robust economic, political, and demographic variables are related to water and air pollution. Employing Bayesian Averaging of Classical Estimates (BACE) for a cross section of 47 countries, 34 variables and 3 proxies for air and water pollution over a period from 1980 to 2000 we confirm the environmental Kuznets curve hypothesis and highlight the relevance of variables that are not directly related to production.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Ecological Economics.

Volume (Year): 69 (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 (November)
Pages: 135-144

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolec:v:69:y:2009:i:1:p:135-144

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Keywords: Pollution Environmental Kuznets curve Sensitivity analysis Bayesian model averaging;

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