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Reexamining the waste-income relationship


  • Daisuke Ichinose

    (Tohoku University)

  • Masashi Yamamoto

    (University of Toyama)

  • Yuichiro Yoshida

    (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies)


Even though many studies on Environmental Kuznets curve (EKC), are following a seminal work by Grossman and Krueger (1991), limited studies are available for municipal solid waste's cases (WKC). Mazzanti and Montini eds. (2009) is a first comprehensive study of WKC with European data. More importantly, they define a absolute decoupling as 'descending side of an inverted U shape' and relative decoupling as 'ascending path of an inverted U shape. In this paper, we add a new evidence for WKC by using municipal solid waste's data in Japan. The successful result was derived due to highly disaggregated data as was suggested by Mazzanti and Zoboli (2009) as well as the richness of data set.

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  • Daisuke Ichinose & Masashi Yamamoto & Yuichiro Yoshida, 2011. "Reexamining the waste-income relationship," GRIPS Discussion Papers 10-31, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies.
  • Handle: RePEc:ngi:dpaper:10-31

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    1. Kaixing Huang & Jinxia Wang & Junfei Bai & Huanguang Qiu, 2013. "Domestic solid waste discharge and its determinants in rural China," China Agricultural Economic Review, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 5(4), pages 512-525, November.
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