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Land Degradation and Economic Development in Algeria

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  • Zoubida Mahcane

    (Department of Management, Faculty of Management, Economics, and Commercial Sciences, Kasdi Merbah University, Ouargla, Algeria.)

  • Mayou Abdellah

    (Department of Management, Faculty of Management, Economics, and Commercial Sciences, Kasdi Merbah University, Ouargla, Algeria.)

  • Mohamed Zergoune

    (Department of Management, Faculty of Management, Economics, and Commercial Sciences, Kasdi Merbah University, Ouargla, Algeria.)

  • Miloud Lacheheb

    (Department of Management, Faculty of Management, Economics, and Commercial Sciences, Kasdi Merbah University, Ouargla, Algeria.)

Abstract

This study examines the relationship between land degradation and economic development in Algeria using the autoregressive distributed lag (ARDL) co-integration framework, and examine the existence of environmental Kuznets curve. The results based on the bound testing process endorse a long-run relationship between land degradation and economic development. Data were obtained from the FAO and World Bank Development Indicators for the period of 1970 to 2011. Importantly, our results reveal that land degradation insignificantly related to economic development, also, no evidence found for EKC hypothesis. Therefore, there is a dire need for technology improvement which may reduce the pressure on agriculture land demand and halt desertification.

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  • Zoubida Mahcane & Mayou Abdellah & Mohamed Zergoune & Miloud Lacheheb, 2019. "Land Degradation and Economic Development in Algeria," International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, Econjournals, vol. 9(1), pages 137-142.
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    1. Vasilii Erokhin & Tianming Gao & Anna Ivolga, 2020. "Structural Variations in the Composition of Land Funds at Regional Scales across Russia," Land, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 9(6), pages 1-37, June.

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    Keywords

    Land degradation; Economic development; EKC; ARDL;

    JEL classification:

    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
    • Q01 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General - - - Sustainable Development
    • O11 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development

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