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Regime Switching and the Shape of the

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  • Nektarios Aslanidis

    (Department of Economics, University of Crete, Greece)

  • Anastasios Xepapadeas

    () (Department of Economics, University of Crete, Greece)

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We explore the idea of regime switching as a new methodological approach in the analysis of the emission - income relationship. We formalize the idea by using a simple static model of profit maximization where above a threshold income level a more stringent environmental policy induces a decreasing emission-income relationship. At the empirical level we estimate such a regime switching model and we find an inverse-V-shaped emission - income relationship. .Our findings are in line with the original papers in this literature. We estimate thresholds which can be viewed as turning points, and which occur at reasonable values.

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  • Nektarios Aslanidis & Anastasios Xepapadeas, "undated". "Regime Switching and the Shape of the," Working Papers 0206, University of Crete, Department of Economics, revised 31 Mar 2003.
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    1. Verbeke, Tom & De Clercq, Marc, 2006. "The income-environment relationship: Evidence from a binary response model," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 59(4), pages 419-428, October.
    2. Sebri, Maamar, 2009. "La Zone Méditerranéenne Face à la Pollution de L’air : Une Investigation Econométrique
      [The Mediterranean Zone in front of Air pollution: an Econometric Investigation]
      ," MPRA Paper 32382, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    Environmental Kuznets Curve; environmental policy;

    JEL classification:

    • C2 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables
    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
    • Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation

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