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Unformatted text preview: hold urve -parametric trend inequality F OECD902 E. Europe & FSU Asia 70 Latin America Africa Gini coefficient 60 50 40 30 20 1000 2000 4000 8000 GDP per capita 16000 32000 http://www.pdx.edu/econ/sites/www.pdx.edu.econ/files/kuznets_complete.pdf Tuesday, December 3, 2013 Environmental Kuznets curve • Pollution / Environmental Degradation starts out low • gets worse with industrialization • then gets better later on with environmental protection & technological innovation Tuesday, December 3, 2013 US Sulfur Dioxide Emissions both axes scaled to 1900 levels Tuesday, December 3, 2013 Forest Cover = are forests growing? Tuesday, December 3, 2013 Environmental Kuznets Curve policy questions • Where is the tipping point • Is environmental protection a luxury • Open vs closed economies • Economic move from industry to information • How much do property rights matter? Tuesday, December 3, 2013 definitely cleaner. With more and more environmental data sets gathered, researchers could probe even deeper. Grossman and Krueger (1995) went back to the d...
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