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Rapid Economic Growth At The Cost Of Environment Degradation? – Panel Data Evidience From Bric Economies

  • Juan P. Chousa,

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  • Artur Tamazian

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  • Krishna Chaitanya Vadlamannati

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    The paper investigates whether the decline in environmental quality in BRIC economies is due to high energy consumption level which is a resultant of rapid economic growth. We answer this using environmental, macroeconomic and financial variables along with Kyoto Protocol indicators based on panel data from 1992 to 2004.

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    Paper provided by William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan in its series William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series with number wp908.

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    Date of creation: 01 Feb 2008
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    Handle: RePEc:wdi:papers:2008-908
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