GEP  Vol.5 No.10 , October 2017
Environmental Pollution and Economic Growth in China: A Test of the Environmental Kuznets Curve
Abstract: We apply a two pronged approach to analyze the presence of Environmental Kuznets Curve, EKC, in three types of emissions in the People’s Republic of China from 1994 to 2014: a structural breakpoint analysis and a model based test. We apply it to PM2.5, industrial waste and domestic water pollution time series, and find evidence of EKC in all three types of emissions that require appropriate policy.
Cite this paper: Hu, J. , Hernandez-del-Valle, A. and Martinez-Garcia, M. (2017) Environmental Pollution and Economic Growth in China: A Test of the Environmental Kuznets Curve. Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection, 5, 92-100. doi: 10.4236/gep.2017.510008.

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