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Threshold Effects of Economic Growth on Air Pollution under Regimes of Corruption

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  • Shu-Chen Chang

    () (Department of Business Administration, National Formosa University, Yunlin, Taiwan)

  • Teng-Yu Chang

    () (Graduate Institute of Business and Management, National Formosa University)

Abstract

This study uses the data from 57 countries during 1995 to 2005 to investigate the effects of economic growth on air pollution under regimes of corruption. A threshold and bootstrap approach is used to test whether the threshold effects exist in a pollution model. Our results show that economic growth has a single threshold effect on CO2 and N2O emissions, while having linear effect on PM10 and CH4 emissions. Increasing in economic growth would raise CO2 emissions in all sample countries, but could decline N2O emissions. Moreover, the effects in countries with high-corruption are greater than those in countries with low-corruption.

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  • Shu-Chen Chang & Teng-Yu Chang, 2012. "Threshold Effects of Economic Growth on Air Pollution under Regimes of Corruption," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 32(1), pages 1046-1059.
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    1. Mandal, Biswajit, 2014. "Trade Reform, Environment and Intermediation: Implication for Health Standard," MPRA Paper 56524, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Parlow, Anton & von Hauff, Michael, 2014. "CO2-Emissions and Economic Growth - A bounds-testing cointegration analysis for German industries," MPRA Paper 55716, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    Corruption; Economic growth; Panel data; Threshold model;

    JEL classification:

    • Q4 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy
    • Q5 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics

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