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Pajooyan J, Moradhasel N. Assessing the relation between economic growth and air pollution. QJER 2008; 7 (4) :141-160
URL: http://ecor.modares.ac.ir/article-18-1759-en.html
1- allame university
2- tehran
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During past decade pollution has been one of the main considerations of countries and they consider it not only in their territories but through engagement in international arrangement. Air pollution is one of the main kinds of pollution among the world which is mostly function of economic growth. The relation between economic growth and pollution is discussed as Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) hypnosis. In this paper we are going to test EKC through panel data technique for 67 countries at different phases of economic development, including Iran. The variable such as: Environmental regulation, Urban population, Number of automobiles and openness of economy have been considered as exogenous variables vector. The results imply that EKC exists.
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Received: 2007/05/15 | Accepted: 2007/10/29 | Published: 2008/03/20

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