Environmental Kuznets Curve

 

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Environmental Kuznets Curve

An inverse U-shaped relationship hypothesized between per capita income and environmental degradation. Named after the Kuznets Curve dealing with inequality. Idea due to Grossman and Krueger (1993).



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