publication . Preprint . 2004

TWO METHODS OF ESTIMATING SEMIPARAMETRIC COMPONENT IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL KUZNET'S CURVE (EKC)

Paudel, Krishna P.; Zapata, Hector O.;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2004
Abstract
This study compares parametric and semiparametric smoothing techniques to estimate the environmental Kuznet curve. The ad hoc functional form where income is related either as a square or a cubic function to environmental quality is relaxed in search of a better nonlinear fit to the pollution-income relationship for panel data.
Subjects
free text keywords: Environmental Economics and Policy,
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