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Environmental Kuznets Curve For Some Countries - Regression And Agent-based Approach

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR020101

Volume

53

Pages

Published

2002

Size

511 kb

Author(s)

P. Bartoszczuk, T. Ma & Y. Nakamori

Abstract

Environmental Kuznets curve for some countries - regression and agent-based approach P. Bartoszczuk1, 2, T. Ma1 & Y. Nakamori1 1Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, School of Knowledge Science, Hokuriku, Japan, 2Systems Research Institute of the Polish Academy, of Science, Warsaw, Poland Abstract In the past few years there has been a lots of research on the topic of environmental quality and economic growth. This paper describes the theory of Environmental Kuznets Curve and illustrates the concept with special reference to some developed countries. One of the objectives of this study is to test the shape of the relationship between income and environmental degradation. We use regression and agent based approach to identify the models of income and environmental abuse. This study uses data to try and capture some of the effects that have happened in recent years in some countries. Our goal is to attempt if model given by the agents can fit the data better than regression models. The paper emphasises ecological consequences of economical development. 1 Introduction The relationship between economic development and pollution is a very complex issue. Natural resources serve as inputs into production of many goods and services. If the methods of production were not changed then damage to the environment would be linked to the scale of global activity. For this reason, in the last few years several studies have tried to characterize this problem as an empirical reduced form relationship.

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