Economic Growth and Environmental Quality in a Post-Pandemic World : New Directions in the Econometrics of the Environmental Kuznets Curve book cover
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Economic Growth and Environmental Quality in a Post-Pandemic World
New Directions in the Econometrics of the Environmental Kuznets Curve

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ISBN 9781032373508
June 15, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
400 Pages 28 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

In response to the damage caused by a growth-led global economy, researchers across the world started investigating the association between environmental pollution and its possible determinants using different models and techniques. Most famously, the Environmental Kuznets Curve hypothesises an inverted U-shaped association between environmental quality and GDP. This book explores the latest literature on the Environmental Kuznets Curve including developments in the methodology, the impacts of the pandemic and other recent findings. Researchers have recently broadened the range of the list of drivers of environmental pollution under consideration which now includes variables such as foreign direct investment, trade expansion, financial development, human activities, population growth, and renewable and nonrenewable energy resources, all of which vary across different countries and times. And in addition to C02 emissions, other proxies for environmental quality – such as water, land and ecological footprints – have been used in recent studies. This book also incorporates analysis of the relationship between economic growth and the environment during the Covid-19 crisis presenting new empirical work on the impact of the pandemic on energy use, the financial sector, trade and tourism. Collectively, these developments have improved the direction and extent of the Environmental Kuznets Curve hypothesis and broadened the basket of dependent and independent variables which may be incorporated. This book will be invaluable reading for researchers in environmental economics and econometrics.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Examination of the Environmental Kuznets Curve hypothesis with quadratic and cubic functional models: an econometric analysis of European countries

Muhammad Shahbaz; Kenan İlarslan; Münevvere Yıldız.

Chapter 2: The effect of trade, renewable energy and economic growth on CO2 emissions in Central and Eastern Europe.

Nuno Carlos Leitão; Daniel Balsalobre Lorente; Muhammad Shahbaz.

Chapter 03: Air Pollution and covid-19 nexus: insights from wavelet approach for selected groups of countries.

Muhammad Ibrahim Shah; Avik Sinha; Arshian Sharif; Solomon Prince Nathaniel.

Chapter 04: The impact of economic growth, international trade, and carbon dioxide emissions on Portuguese energy consumption.

Nuno Carlos Leitão; Clara Contente dos Santos Parente; Daniel Balsalobre Lorente.

Chapter 05: Renewable energy, carbon emissions and economic growth: the comparison between EKC and RKC.

Congyu Zhao; Xiucheng Dong; Kangyin Dong.

Chapter 06: Covid-19 And Energy Transition: A Review

Daniel Balsalobre Lorente; Walter Ferrarese; Ismael Gálvez-Iniesta; Monica A. Giovanniello; Elpinik Bakaouka.

Chapter 07: EKC-modeling in a post-pandemic era: a policy note on socio-ecological tradeoffs.

Avik Sinha; Nicolas Schneider.

Chapter 08: Sustainable development through carbon neutrality: a policy insight from foreign direct investment and service policy.

Edmund Ntom Udemba.

Chapter 09: Reset the industry redux through corporate social responsibility: the covid-19 tourism impact on hospitality firms through business model innovation.

Jaffar Abbas; Khalid Al-Sulaiti; Daniel Balsalobre Lorente; Syed Ale Raza Shah; Umer Shahzad 

Chapter 10: Addressing the nexus between economic growth and environmental pollution in a small petroleum-exporting transition economy.

Elkhan Richard Sadik-Zada; Andrea Gatto; Mubariz Mammadli.

Chapter 11: revising the the Environmental Kuznets Curve in the post-covid-19 era from a SDGS perspective.

Muhammad Azam; Ahmed Imran Hunjra; Mahnoor Hanif; Qasim Zureigat.

Chapter 12: revisiting the Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC): an analysis using the sectoral output and ecological footprint in India.

Muhammed Ashiq Villanthenkodath.

Chapter 13: The contribution of transport modes to carbon emissions in Turkey.

Muhammad Shahbaz; Tuğrul Bayat; Mehmet Tanyaş.

Chapter 14: The roles of education and export diversification in the improvement of environmental quality: a comparison between China AND India.

Muhammad Shahbaz; Mantu Kumar Mahalik; Shujaat Mubarak; Shawkat Hammoudeh.

Chapter 15: Do Economic Advancements Are Catalysts For Carbon Emissions: Depicting The Indian Experience.

Nikunj Patel; Yaswanth Karedla; Rohit Mishra; Pradeep Kautish.

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Muhammad Shahbaz, School of Management and Economics, Beijing Institute of Technology, China and Visiting Fellow Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom Daniel Balsalobre Lorente, Department of Political Economy and Public Finance, Economic and Business Statistics and Economic Policy, University of Castilla La Mancha, Spain. Rajesh Sharma. SCMS, Nagpur and Constituent of Symbiosis International University, Pune, India