The Environmental Kuznets Curve from Multiple Perspectives

@article{Jaeger2008TheEK,
  title={The Environmental Kuznets Curve from Multiple Perspectives},
  author={W. Jaeger and Van Kolpin},
  journal={FEEM Working Paper Series},
  year={2008}
}
The analysis finds that in addition to U-shaped paths of environmental quality arising for growth in income per capita, growth in population can also produce socially efficient patterns that are U-shaped. Sufficient conditions for both types of paths are identified for a range of models and parameters, including symmetrical models with homothetic, constant-returns functions such as with CES functions. Similar results are also shown to arise in decentralized economies under either homogeneous or… Expand
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