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Does Social Capital Have a Role in Environmental Kuznets Curve? Spatial Panel Regression Approach

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  • Paudel, Krishna P.
  • Zapata, Hector O.
  • Schafer, Mark J.
  • Marzoughi, Hassan

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We advance a case for an inclusion of social capital in the environmental Kuznets curve analysis using highly disaggregated data on water pollution in Louisiana. A social capital index and other variables are used in parametric and spatial panel regression models to explain water pollution dynamics.

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Paper provided by American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) in its series 2005 Annual meeting, July 24-27, Providence, RI with number 19457.

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Keywords: social capital; principal component analysis; environmental Kuznets curve; spatial regression; Environmental Economics and Policy;

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