Verifying the Environmental Kuznets Curve Hypothesis in the Case of India

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  • Zafar Ahmad Sultan Babasaheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar Bihar University, Muzaffarpur, Bihar, India
  • Tarek Tawfik Yousef Alkhateeb Department of Marketing, College of Business Administration, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Alkharj, Saudi Arabia.
  • Anas Hamadelneel Adow Department of Accounting, College of Business Administration, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Alkharj, Saudi Arabia

Abstract

Growth with sustainability has nowadays become an important thrust area of world economy. The present paper has tried to examine the pollution-income relationship to verify the phenomenon of EKC hypothesis in the case of India for the period of 1978-2014. The application of Johansen cointegration method reveals that there is long run cointegration relationship between the two in the case of India. The study also validates the EKC hypothesis thus giving signal that India should pursue the strategy of “grow now and clean later”, a policy usually adopted by most of the rich countries of the world.

Keywords: Environmental Kuznets Curve; Johansen cointegration; India.

JEL Classifications: Q56, O53

DOI: https://doi.org/10.32479/ijeep.10392

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Author Biographies

Zafar Ahmad Sultan, Babasaheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar Bihar University, Muzaffarpur, Bihar, India

Department of Economics; L.S. College, Muzaffarpur; B.R. Ambedkar Bihar University, Muzaffarpur; India. Associate Professor

Tarek Tawfik Yousef Alkhateeb, Department of Marketing, College of Business Administration, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Alkharj, Saudi Arabia.

Department of Marketing, College of Business Administration, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Alkharj, Saudi Arabia. Assistant Professor

Anas Hamadelneel Adow, Department of Accounting, College of Business Administration, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Alkharj, Saudi Arabia

Department of Accounting, College of Business Administration, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Alkharj, Saudi Arabia. Lecturer

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2021-02-01

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Sultan, Z. A., Yousef Alkhateeb, T. T., & Adow, A. H. (2021). Verifying the Environmental Kuznets Curve Hypothesis in the Case of India. International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, 11(2), 127–132. Retrieved from https://www.econjournals.com/index.php/ijeep/article/view/10392

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