A tale of two elasticities: A general theoretical framework for the environmental Kuznets curve analysis
AbstractWe show that a variety of seemingly diverse concepts used to theoretically explaining the EKC have a common origin in two key preference and production elasticities. We also prove that they jointly correspond to a unique, underlying preference-technology theoretical framework.
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Environmental Kuznets curve; Income-elasticity of marginal utility; Elasticity of substitution between factors;
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- O1 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
- Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation
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