The impact of economic structure to the environmental Kuznets curve (EKC) hypothesis : evidence from European countries

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dc.contributor.author Dogan, Eyup
dc.contributor.author Inglesi-Lotz, Roula
dc.date.accessioned 2021-05-24T13:05:16Z
dc.date.available 2021-05-24T13:05:16Z
dc.date.issued 2020-04
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study is to examine the role of economic structure of European countries into testing the Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) hypothesis for European countries for the period 1980 to 2014. This study is inspired by the work of Lin et al. (J Clean Prod 133:712–724, 2016), which made the first effort to investigate the phenomenon looking only at African countries. The main finding of the study is that the overall economic growth is the factor with which CO2 emissions exhibit an inverted U-shaped relationship in the studied country group. On the contrary, when using their industrial share as a proxy to capture the countries’ economic structure, the EKC hypothesis is not confirmed – but a U-shaped relationship is confirmed. The industrial share decreases emissions through the development and absorption of technologies that are energy efficient and environmental friendly. The EKC hypothesis is confirmed when the aggregate GDP growth is considered, taking into account the improvement of the overall economic conditions of the countries regardless of the economic structure and role of industrialization. en_ZA
dc.description.department Economics en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hj2021 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://link.springer.com/journal/11356 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Dogan, E., Inglesi-Lotz, R. The impact of economic structure to the environmental Kuznets curve (EKC) hypothesis: evidence from European countries. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 27, 12717–12724 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-020-07878-2. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0944-1344 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1614-7499 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1007/s11356-020-07878-2
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/80021
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Springer en_ZA
dc.rights © 2020, Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature. The original publication is available at : http://link.springer.com/journal/11356. en_ZA
dc.subject Economic structure en_ZA
dc.subject Industrialization en_ZA
dc.subject Europe en_ZA
dc.subject Environmental Kuznets curve (EKC) en_ZA
dc.title The impact of economic structure to the environmental Kuznets curve (EKC) hypothesis : evidence from European countries en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA


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