Three essays on the environmental Kuznets curve for water pollution

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dc.contributor.author Thompson, Alexi
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-27T21:18:20Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-27T21:18:20Z
dc.date.issued 2012-11-27
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/15073
dc.description.abstract This dissertation is composed of three chapters each investigating the Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) for water pollution. The first chapter looks at downstream dependence, the second chapter looks at the effect water abundance has on an EKC for water pollution, and the third chapter looks at different ways to control for population across countries in an EKC empirical model. Of particular note a theoretical model is developed in the first chapter that links directly with the empirical EKC model and marginal effects of consumption and effort on pollution are derived. This model specification may be particularly useful in future EKC studies. In general, there is some evidence of an EKC although it appears to depend on the country. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Environmental Kuznet's Curve en_US
dc.title Three essays on the environmental Kuznets curve for water pollution en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.description.degree Doctor of Philosophy en_US
dc.description.level Doctoral en_US
dc.description.department Department of Agricultural Economics en_US
dc.description.advisor Jeff Peterson en_US
dc.subject.umi Environmental economics (0438) en_US
dc.date.published 2012 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth December en_US


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