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Arbitrage croissance économique et pollution environnementale : cas de la chine (1960-2008)
[Economic growth and environmental pollution: the case of china (1960-2008)]


  • Kapnang, Herrman Brice


This study employs the Johansen cointegration and Granger causality to analyze the relation-ship between air pollution and economic growth in China. It allows to draw lessons and de-rive implications for the causal links between these two variables. The results show that these two variables are cointegrated and that 15% threshold, there is a unidirectional causal rela-tionship between them. On the other hand, there is a positive long-term relationship between economic growth and air pollution. In other words, the idea of an environmental Kuznets curve fails to apply to China. These results suggest recommendations that can help the Chi-nese authorities in environmental management in order to lay the foundations for sustainable growth.

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  • Kapnang, Herrman Brice, 2012. "Arbitrage croissance économique et pollution environnementale : cas de la chine (1960-2008)
    [Economic growth and environmental pollution: the case of china (1960-2008)]
    ," MPRA Paper 39965, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:39965

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    pollution; Croissance économique; courbe environnementale de Kuznets; Causalité; cointégration;

    JEL classification:

    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth

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