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Modeling environmental performance and economic development

Duasa, Jarita and Rafia, Afroz (2013) Modeling environmental performance and economic development. International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance, 4 (6). pp. 384-387. ISSN 2010-023X

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Abstract

The paper attempts to explore the contribution of economic development, population size or population density as well as the landlocked characteristic of the countries on the environmental performance using cross-sectional data of countries in the world listed by the United Nation (UN). The methods adopted in the present study are Ordinary Least Square (OLS) method and Generalized Method of Moments (GMM). Overall, using Environmental Performance Indicator (EPI) 2010 as a measurement of the effectiveness of national environmental protection effort, the present study finds that economic development/performance positively contributes to the countries’ environmental performance. On the other hand, population size gives negative impact on the environmental performance of the countries.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5965/35688
Uncontrolled Keywords: Economic development, environmental performance index, generalised method of moments (GMM)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Economics
Depositing User: Dr Rafia Afroz
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2014 14:54
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2015 13:57
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/35688

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