Author ' s personal copy Turning the curve : A critical review of Kuznets approaches

  title={Author ' s personal copy Turning the curve : A critical review of Kuznets approaches},
  author={Rinku Roy Chowdhury and Emilio F. Moran},
The Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) and related approaches to human-environment problems (e.g., Forest Transition Theory) generally posit an inverted U-shaped relationship between environmental degradation and economic development, frequently utilizing a cross-national approach. After numerous years of research, the overall empirical evidence remains equivocal: case studies that appear to support key EKC hypotheses are contradicted by others that fail to demonstrate environmental recovery… CONTINUE READING


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