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Environmental Kuznets Curve, a Mirage? A Non-parametric Analysis for MENA Countries

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dc.contributor.author Fakih, Ali
dc.contributor.author Marrouch, Walid
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-13T11:21:04Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-13T11:21:04Z
dc.date.copyright 2019 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1083-0898 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/10804
dc.description.abstract This paper investigates the relationship between carbon dioxide emissions and gross domestic product in the Middle East and North Africa region using World Bank data covering the period 1980 to 2010 on the eve of the Arab Spring. Unlike extant studies using parametric models, the results provide evidence against the postulated inverted-U shaped relationship between pollution and the level of economic development. Using a non-parametric model, new evidence is found against the existence of a carbon Environmental Kuznets Curve in contrast to previous studies on the region. The paper provides a cautionary note against the use of parametric models to draw policy implications about the trade-off (or lack thereof) between environmental quality and the level of economic development. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Environmental Kuznets Curve, a Mirage? A Non-parametric Analysis for MENA Countries en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOB en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201105198 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200200185 en_US
dc.author.department Economics en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal International Advances in Economic Research en_US
dc.journal.volume 25 en_US
dc.journal.issue 1 en_US
dc.article.pages 113-119 en_US
dc.keywords Carbon emissions en_US
dc.keywords Environmental Kuznets curve en_US
dc.keywords Non-parametric regression en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1007/s11294-019-09724-9 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Fakih, A., & Marrouch, W. (2019). Environmental Kuznets Curve, a Mirage? A Non-parametric Analysis for MENA Countries. International Advances in Economic Research, 25(1), 113-119. en_US
dc.author.email AFakih@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.author.email walid.marrouch@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11294-019-09724-9 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8562-3308 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8488-6555 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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