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Testing for an environmental Kuznets curve in Latin-American countries

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  • Inmaculada Martínez-Zarzoso

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    (Universitat Jaume I, Spain)

  • Aurelia Bengochea-Morancho

    (Universitat Jaume I, Spain)

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This paper presents empirical estimates of Environmental Kuznets Curves for a panel of Latin-American countries over the period 1975-1998. It uses a new econometric technique that allows for more flexible assumptions in a panel data framework with a large time dimension. Unlike most previous studies we test for slope heterogeneity of the income coefficient in the search of a common empirical relation between carbon dioxide emissions and income. Our results point to the existence of some heterogeneity among countries, but with specific patterns for those sharing certain characteristics.

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Article provided by Ilades-Georgetown University, Universidad Alberto Hurtado/School of Economics and Bussines in its journal Revista de Analisis Economico.

Volume (Year): 18 (2003)
Issue (Month): 1 (June)
Pages: 3-26

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Handle: RePEc:ila:anaeco:v:18:y:2003:i:1:p:3-26

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Keywords: Environmental Kuznets Curve; CO2 emissions; Latin-America countries; panel data; pooled mean-group estimates;

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  1. Valeria Costantini & Salvatore Monni, 2006. "Environment, Human Development and Economic Growth," Working Papers 2006.35, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.
  2. Matías Piaggio & Emilio Padilla, 2010. "CO2 emissions and economic activity: heterogeneity across countries and non stationary series," Documentos de Trabajo de la Asociación de Economía Ecológica en España 01_2010, Asociación de Economía Ecológica en España.
  3. Juan Antonio Duro & Jordi Teixidó-Figueras & Emilio Padilla, 2014. "The causal factors of international inequality in co2 emissions per capita: a regression-based inequality decomposition analysis," Working Papers 2014/20, Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB).
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