Does an environmental Kuznets curve for waste pollution exist in China?

Kaneko, Shinji, Managi, Shunsuke, Fujii, Hidemichi, & Tsurumi, Tetsuya (2009) Does an environmental Kuznets curve for waste pollution exist in China? International Journal of Global Environmental Issues, 9(1/2), pp. 4-19.

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China is an emerging and leading world economy. The pace of economic change has been tremendously rapid since the beginning of economic reforms. Despite the importance of the Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) and environmental problems in China, no previous study has tested the EKC in China because of the difficulty in obtaining data and the need to adjust the data. The focus of this paper is to test the EKC in China using province level data over the period 1992-2003. This study applies non-parametric techniques to estimate the relationship between income and the environmental quality of wastewater, air pollution and solid waste. Copyright © 2009 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

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ID Code: 75401
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: China; EKC; environmental Kuznets curve; non-parametric estimation; environmental pollution; wastewater treatment, air pollution; solid waste; water quality; environmental quality.
DOI: 10.1504/IJGENVI.2009.022082
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Inderscience Enterprises Ltd
Deposited On: 21 Aug 2014 07:28
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2017 10:02

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