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The Kuznets U-curve hypothesis: some panel data evidence

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  • Laszlo Matyas
  • Laszlo Konya
  • Lachlan MaCquarie

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In this paper Kuznet's U-curve hypothesis is tested on two unbalanced panel data sets of 47 and 62 countries, for the period 1970-93, using two-way fixed and random effects models. Several competing model specifications are estimated and the one best fitting the data is selected by appropriate model selection procedures. It is shown that there is no hard empirical evidence to support the usual econometric model formulations and the U-curve hypothesis.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 5 (1998)
Issue (Month): 11 ()
Pages: 693-697

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Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:5:y:1998:i:11:p:693-697

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  5. Luis Angeles, 2010. "An alternative test of Kuznets’ hypothesis," Journal of Economic Inequality, Springer, Springer, vol. 8(4), pages 463-473, December.
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  8. Atici, Cemal, 2012. "Carbon emissions, trade liberalization, and the Japan–ASEAN interaction: A group-wise examination," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Elsevier, vol. 26(1), pages 167-178.
  9. Nasir, Muhammad & Ur Rehman, Faiz, 2011. "Environmental Kuznets Curve for carbon emissions in Pakistan: An empirical investigation," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 39(3), pages 1857-1864, March.
  10. Muhammad, Shahbaz & Tiwari, Aviral & Muhammad, Nasir, 2011. "The effects of financial development, economic growth, coal consumption and trade openness on environment performance in South Africa," MPRA Paper 32723, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 10 Aug 2011.

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