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Testing for an environmental Kuznets curve in Latin-American countries

  • Inmaculada Martínez-Zarzoso

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    (Universitat Jaume I, Spain)

  • Aurelia Bengochea-Morancho

    (Universitat Jaume I, Spain)

This paper presents empirical estimates of Environmental Kuznets Curves for a panel of Latin-American countries over the period 1975-1998. It uses a new econometric technique that allows for more flexible assumptions in a panel data framework with a large time dimension. Unlike most previous studies we test for slope heterogeneity of the income coefficient in the search of a common empirical relation between carbon dioxide emissions and income. Our results point to the existence of some heterogeneity among countries, but with specific patterns for those sharing certain characteristics.

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Article provided by Ilades-Georgetown University, Universidad Alberto Hurtado/School of Economics and Bussines in its journal Revista de Analisis Economico.

Volume (Year): 18 (2003)
Issue (Month): 1 (June)
Pages: 3-26

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