Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128167977

Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC)

1st Edition

A Manual

Editors: Burcu Ozcan Ilhan Ozturk
Paperback ISBN: 9780128167977
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st June 2019
Page Count: 250
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Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC): A Manual provides a comprehensive summary of the EKC, summarizing work on this economic tool that can analyze environmental pollution problems. By enabling users to reconcile environmental and economic development policies, Environmental Kuznets Curve studies lend themselves to the investigation of the energy-growth and finance-energy nexus. The book obviates a dependence on outmoded tools, such as carrying capacity, externalities, ecosystem valuation and cost benefit analysis, while also encouraging flexible approaches to a variety of challenges.

Key Features

  • Provides a comprehensive summary of EKC studies, including advances in econometrics, literature reviews and historical perspectives
  • Outlines solutions to common problems in applying EKC techniques by reviewing major case studies
  • Explores frequently-utilized proxies for environmental quality


Upper-division undergraduates through professionals working on environmental economics subjects, especially in developing economies

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction
1.1 A Historical Perspective for the Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC)

Part 2: The EKC Literature
2.1. Early Studies (modelling only the income-environmental quality nexus)
2.2. Recent studies (extending basic EKC model by adding more variables)
2.3. Single country vs. multiple countries studies
2.4 Major research questions that need to be answered in the EKC research field

Part 3: The econometrics of the EKC studies
3.1 Data selection and EKC models (EKC models, data choice, data sources, missing data, balanced and unbalanced panels)
3.2 Time-series analysis (stationarity, cointegration and causality)
3.3 Panel data analysis (stationarity, cointegration and causality)

Part 4. The EKC checklist for authors

Part 5. Conclusion


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About the Editor

Burcu Ozcan

Burcu Ozcan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the Firat University, Turkey. She is also head of the Department of Economics. She did research at the Aarhus University (Denmark) in 2010 and the Sam Houston State University (Texas, USA) in 2016 via scholarships supported by the Turkish Republic. Her research areas are energy and environmental economics, tourism economics and information economics. She published in indexed journals: such as Energy Policy, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Review, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Energy Exploration & Exploitation

Affiliations and Expertise

Firat University, Elazıg, Turkey

Ilhan Ozturk

Dr. Ilhan Ozturk is Professor of Economics at Cag University, Mersin, Turkey, where he is also the Director of the Higher Vocational School. His research interests include energy economics and international economics. He has published more than 155papers in international journals such as Energy Economics, Energy Policy, Applied Energy, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Ecological Indicators, Energy and etc. and participated in many international conferences. He has been invited as a Keynote Speaker in several international conferences. He is the editor of IJEEP and IJEFI and he has been member of editorial board in many international journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Cag University, Mersin and IJEEP; IJEFI, Mersin, Turkey

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