ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENT POLLUTION IN HIGH AND MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRIES: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL KUZNETS CURVE


AKÇA H. , Ozturk I., KARACA C.

ACTUAL PROBLEMS OF ECONOMICS, ss.238-249, 2012 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: Konu: 137
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Dergi Adı: ACTUAL PROBLEMS OF ECONOMICS
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.238-249

Özet

Hasim Akca(1), ban Ozturk(2), Coskun Karaca(3) ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENT POLLUTION IN HIGH AND MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRIES: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL KUZNETS CURVE The aim of this study is to make a comparative analysis of the relationship between development and environment pollution and to test the validity of environmental Kuznets curve in high and middle-income countries by using the data from the period 1980-2007. According to the estimation conducted by the panel method, a negative and significant relationship was found between the improvement in development indicators and environment pollution in the middle-income countries which indicates that an increase in income is compatible with environmental Kuznets curve. In other words, the results indicate an inverted U-shaped curve in middle-income countries. However, in high-income countries, an inverted N-shaped relationship was found between development indicators and environment pollution.