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Environmental consequences of economic growth and foreign direct investment: evidence from panel data analysis

  • Muhammad, Shahbaz
  • Samia, Nasreen
  • Talat, Afza

This paper is aimed at investigating non-linear relationship between foreign direct investment and environmental degradation using panel data of 110 developed and developing economies. The results indicated that environmental Kuznets curve exists and foreign direct investment increases environmental degradation.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 32547.

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Date of creation: 01 Aug 2011
Date of revision: 03 Aug 2011
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:32547
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