Freedom, growth, and the environment

@inproceedings{Barrett2000FreedomGA,
  title={Freedom, growth, and the environment},
  author={Scott Barrett and Kathryn Graddy},
  year={2000}
}
A number of recent papers have found that certain measures of pollution worsen and later improve as income per head increases. It is widely believed that the downhill portion of this inverted-U curve reflects an induced policy response; that, as incomes rise, citizens deman d improvements in environmental quality, and that these demands are delivered by the politica l system. In this paper we find that, for a number of pollution variables, an increase in civil an d political freedoms… CONTINUE READING

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