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Rapid Economic Growth & Industrialization in India, China & Brazil: At What Cost?

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  • KRISHNA CHAITANYA V.

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    The purpose of this paper is to examine whether the decline in environmental quality in India, China and Brazil is due to release of toxic gases which is an effect of high energy consumption? If so, the increase in energy consumption is due to rapid economic growth led by industrialization? Also examined is what effect does excessive economic growth rates have on energy consumption levels in these countries.

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    Paper provided by William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan in its series William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series with number wp897.

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    Date of creation: 01 Nov 2007
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    Handle: RePEc:wdi:papers:2007-897

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    Keywords: CO2 Emission; Energy Consumption; Economic Growth & Industrialization;

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