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Is there a garbage Kuznets curve? Evidence from OECD countries

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  • Rayan Baalbaki

    () (Lebanese American University)

  • Walid Marrouch

    () (Lebanese American University and CIRANO)

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This note examines the environmental Kuznets curve hypothesis for municipal solid waste in 33 OECD countries between 1995 and 2012. Wang's (2013) flexible polynomial model is utilized. The results show that there exists no inverted U-shaped Environmental Kuznets Curve relationship between per capita income and Municipal Solid Waste in OECD countries. Instead, they reveal a downward sloping relationship.

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  • Rayan Baalbaki & Walid Marrouch, 2020. "Is there a garbage Kuznets curve? Evidence from OECD countries," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 40(2), pages 1049-1055.
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    Keywords

    Municipal Solid Waste; Environmental Kuznets Curve; OECD;
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    JEL classification:

    • Q5 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics
    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development

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