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Environment Kuznets Curve for Carbon Emissions: A Cointegration Analysis for Bangladesh

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  • Fazle Rabbi

    (The University of Notre Dame Australia, School of Business, Room No.:315, Level 2, 29-35 Shepherd Street, Broadway, NSW 2007, Australia.)

  • Delwar Akbar

    (Centre for Environmental Management, CQ University Australia, Building 7 / 1.12, Bruce Highway, North Rockhampton, QLD 4702, Australia.)

  • SM Zobaidul Kabir

    (Centre for Environmental Management, CQ University Australia, Building 7 / 1.12, Bruce Highway, North Rockhampton, QLD 4702, Australia.)

Abstract

This article investigates the current status of the association between carbon emissions releases, use of energy, openness of trade and overall output of Bangladesh from its independence to 2012. The research outcomes for Bangladesh show that a robust long-run association is present there along with short-run dynamic adjustment among those variables. The research indicates that environmental degradation in Bangladesh may increase because of high economic growth in future and therefore, policies to tackle environmental pollution are imperative where the use of both market and non-market based management tools is important. Finally, this study provides some future research directions which were beyond the scope of this research.

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  • Fazle Rabbi & Delwar Akbar & SM Zobaidul Kabir, 2015. "Environment Kuznets Curve for Carbon Emissions: A Cointegration Analysis for Bangladesh," International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, Econjournals, vol. 5(1), pages 45-53.
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    1. Fang, Zheng & Chang, Youngho, 2016. "Energy, human capital and economic growth in Asia Pacific countries — Evidence from a panel cointegration and causality analysis," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 56(C), pages 177-184.
    2. Ahad, Muhammad & Khan, Wali, 2016. "Does Globalization Impede Environmental Quality in Bangladesh? The Role of Real Economic Activities and Energy Use," MPRA Paper 76278, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Jul 2016.
    3. Sinha, Avik & Shahbaz, Muhammad & Balsalobre, Daniel, 2017. "Exploring the Relationship between Energy Usage Segregation and Environmental Degradation in N-11 Countries," MPRA Paper 81212, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 07 Sep 2017.
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    Keywords

    Environment; Environmental Economics; Air Pollution.;

    JEL classification:

    • Q5 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics
    • P42 - Economic Systems - - Other Economic Systems - - - Productive Enterprises; Factor and Product Markets; Prices

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