Specifying the EKC: Downstream Dependence in Water Pollution


The present study provides a utility maximizing theoretical framework motivating the EKC model. Theoretical parameters are linked directly to the typical empirical parameters of the reduced form empirical EKC model. Linking the theory to the typical empirically estimated parameters is relevant for devising policy and future EKC studies.

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Thompson, A. (2014) Specifying the EKC: Downstream Dependence in Water Pollution. Theoretical Economics Letters, 4, 743-747. doi: 10.4236/tel.2014.49094.

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