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Income and the pollution path: Update and extensions

Authordc.contributor.authorFigueroa Benavides, Eugenio 
Authordc.contributor.authorPasten C., Roberto 
Cita de ítemdc.identifier.citationSerie Documentos de Trabajo No. 369, pp. 1 - 22, Noviembre, 2012es_ES
Abstractdc.description.abstractSearching for a behavioural explanation of the empirical occurrence of Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) the literature has usually assumed additive preferences, i.e. that the marginal utility of consumption does not depend on pollution levels. We update and extend previous literature on the EKC and show that the signing of the slope of the elasticity of substitution between consumption and environmental quality determines the occurrence of the EKC. This novel result does not require imposing restrictions on the sign of the cross-partial derivative of utility with respect to consumption and environmental quality. Under the assumption of a decreasing elasticity of substitution we derive a closed form of the EKC and show that this more general model encompasses as special cases most of the relevant EKC-generating models described in earlier literature.es_ES
Publisherdc.publisherUniversidad de Chile, Facultad de Economía y Negocioses_ES
Type of licensedc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Chile*
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Sourcedc.sourceSerie Documentos de Trabajoes_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectEnvironmental Kuznets curvees_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectelasticity of substitutiones_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectnon-homothetic preferenceses_ES
Títulodc.titleIncome and the pollution path: Update and extensionses_ES
Document typedc.typeDocumento de trabajoes_ES

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