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EKC: Static or Dynamic?

Dinda, Soumyananda (2006): EKC: Static or Dynamic? Published in: International Journal of Global Environmental Issues , Vol. 9, No. 1&2 (2009): pp. 84-88.


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This paper tests the robustness of the Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) hypothesis, using dynamic model specification for the long panel data set rather than static model. The monotonic income - CO2 emission relationship exists in most of the under developed or developing economies but EKC exists mostly in developed economies.

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