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Journal:   ENERGY ECONOMICS REVIEW   SPRING 2012 , Volume 9 , Number 32; Page(s) 73 To 93.
 
Paper: 

AN EMPIRICAL TEST OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL KUZNETS CURVE IN IRAN USING THE LSTR APPROACH

 
 
Author(s):  FALLAHI FIROUZ*, ASGHARPUR HOSSEIN, BEHBOUDI DAVOOD, POURNAZMI SIMIN
 
* ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT, UNIVERSITY OF TABRIZ
 
Abstract: 

This paper studies the relationship between economic growth and environmental pollution, as reflected in the Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC), in Iran during the period 1960-2006. CO2 is used as an indicator of environmental pollution and the EKC is estimated using the Logistic Smooth Transition Regressions (LSTR) approach. The advantage of using this method is its flexibility and transformability into quadratic or cubic models.
The results do not support the existence of a an Environmental Kuznets relationship in Iran. We, however, observe a positive non-linear relationship between per capita income and per capita C02 emissions. We found evidence of a threshold behavior in the relationship between CO2 and per-capita GDP in Iran; such that, there is a threshold level of per-capita GDP beyond which the relationship between these variables changes. The results show that there is a positive relationship between the CO2 emission and the economic growth at both higher and lower levels of income. However, this positive relationship becomes weaker as income per capita increases.

 
Keyword(s): ENVIRONMENTAL KUZNETS CURVE, SMOOTH TRANSITION, IRAN, LSTR APPROACH
 
 
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FALLAHI, F., & ASGHARPUR, H., & BEHBOUDI, D., & POURNAZMI, S. (2012). AN EMPIRICAL TEST OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL KUZNETS CURVE IN IRAN USING THE LSTR APPROACH. ENERGY ECONOMICS REVIEW, 9(32), 73-93. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=272437



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FALLAHI FIROUZ, ASGHARPUR HOSSEIN, BEHBOUDI DAVOOD, POURNAZMI SIMIN. AN EMPIRICAL TEST OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL KUZNETS CURVE IN IRAN USING THE LSTR APPROACH. ENERGY ECONOMICS REVIEW. 2012 [cited 2021May14];9(32):73-93. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=272437



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FALLAHI, F., ASGHARPUR, H., BEHBOUDI, D., POURNAZMI, S., 2012. AN EMPIRICAL TEST OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL KUZNETS CURVE IN IRAN USING THE LSTR APPROACH. ENERGY ECONOMICS REVIEW, [online] 9(32), pp.73-93. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=272437.



 
 
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