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The Environmental Consequences of Globalization: A Country-Specific Time Series Analysis

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  • Baek, Jungho
  • Cho, Yongsung
  • Koo, Won W.

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The dynamic relationships among trade, income and the environment for developed and developing countries are examined using a cointegration analysis. Results suggest that trade and income growth tend to increase environmental quality in developed countries, whereas they have detrimental effects on environmental quality in most developing countries. It is also found that for developed countries, the causal relationship appears to run from trade and income to the environment ─ a change in trade and income growth causes a consequent change in environmental quality, and the opposite relationship holds for developing countries.

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Paper provided by North Dakota State University, Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics in its series Agribusiness & Applied Economics Report with number 37342.

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Keywords: Developed countries; Developing countries; Environmental quality; Globalization; Time-series analysis; Trade;

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Cited by:
  1. Alassane DRABO, 2011. "Agricultural primary commodity export and environmental degradation: what consequences for population’s health?," Working Papers 201110, CERDI.
  2. Lau, Lin-Sea & Choong, Chee-Keong & Eng, Yoke-Kee, 2014. "Investigation of the environmental Kuznets curve for carbon emissions in Malaysia: Do foreign direct investment and trade matter?," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 68(C), pages 490-497.
  3. Kohler, Marcel, 2013. "CO2 emissions, energy consumption, income and foreign trade: A South African perspective," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 63(C), pages 1042-1050.
  4. Catherine Boulatoff & Michael Jenkins, 2010. "Long-term Nexus Between Openness, Income, and Environmental Quality," International Advances in Economic Research, Springer, vol. 16(4), pages 410-418, November.

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