Economic growth, FDI inflows and their impact on the environment: an empirical study for the MENA countries

  title={Economic growth, FDI inflows and their impact on the environment: an empirical study for the MENA countries},
  author={Mohamed Abdouli and Sami Hammami},
  journal={Quality \& Quantity},
The purpose of this paper is to explore the impact of economic growth, FDI inflows, trade openness and energy consumption on environmental degradation in 17 MENA countries. We did our analysis in the panel framework over the period 1990–2012 using both the static (OLS, FE and RE) and dynamic (Diff-GMM and Sys-GMM) panel data approaches. The results show significantly that the environmental Kuznets curve exists. Furthermore, the study indicates that foreign direct investment increases… Expand
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