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  • Virginia CIOBOTARU


    (Academy of Economic Studies, Piata Romana 6, Bucharest, Romania)

  • Oana Catalina TAPURICA


    (Academy of Economic Studies, Piata Romana 6, Bucharest, Romania)

The paper presents, in an integrated approach, the relationship between the levels of economic development and environmental compliance within a country, using the connexions between the Kuznets curve and the aggregate pollution abatement curve. In certain circumstances, we can assume that there is a breakeven point on the Kuznets curve corresponding to the optimal level of pollution abatement costs. Therefore, we present each component of environmental costs, as well as a set of strategic options for flattening the Kuznets curve, in order to ensure the harmonization between the economic interests and the environmental liabilities of a country, when developing an economic growth strategy.

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Article provided by Research Centre in Public Administration and Public Services, Bucharest, Romania in its journal Management Research and Practice..

Volume (Year): 3 (2011)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
Pages: 15-22

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Handle: RePEc:rom:mrpase:v:3:y:2011:i:4:p:15-22
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