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Micro Evidence on the Environmental Kuznets Curve


  • Matthew Kahn

    (Columbia University)


This papers uses new micro data on vehicle pollution and merges on Census information owner income to study the relationship between air pollution and individual income. It is important to quantify how this externality varies with individual income when considering the equity and efficiency of stringent vehicle emissions testing or vehicle scrappage programs.

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  • Matthew Kahn, 1995. "Micro Evidence on the Environmental Kuznets Curve," Public Economics 9507001, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwppe:9507001

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    1. Selden Thomas M. & Song Daqing, 1994. "Environmental Quality and Development: Is There a Kuznets Curve for Air Pollution Emissions?," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier, vol. 27(2), pages 147-162, September.
    2. Gene M. Grossman & Alan B. Krueger, 1995. "Economic Growth and the Environment," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 110(2), pages 353-377.
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    1. Rachel A. Bouvier, 2004. "Air Pollution and Per Capita Income: A Disaggregation of the Effects of Scale, Sectoral Composition, and Technological Change," Working Papers wp84, Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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    • D6 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics
    • D7 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making
    • H - Public Economics


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