Economic Growth And Carbon Emission: A Dynamic Panel Data Analysis


  • Ibrahim BAKIRTAS
  • Seyhat BAYRAK
  • Atalay CETIN



The relationship between carbon dioxide emission (CO2) and economic growth is one of the crucial topics in environmental economics. This study is aimed to investigate
that problem. In this study, depending on the theory of Environmental Kuznets Curves (EKC), the impact of income in carbon dioxide emission has measured for 34 OECD and
5 BRICS countries with using Dynamic Panel Data Analysis. In this regard OECD countries are classified by income groups due to the average per capita income rate of
OECD to solve the homogeneity problem among OECD countries. On the other hand EKC hypothesis analysed by short and long run income elasticity which will be using for
an evident that a country reduces CO2 emissions with the income increase in this study. According to the findings of the study, % 36 of the country sample coherent with the
EKC hypothesis. The main encouragement for testing this relationship between economic growth and CO2 emission is leading politicians to reconsider the environmental impacts
which are arising from income increase when they are taking a decision to maximizes the economic growth.

Keywords: EKC; OECD; Dynamic Panel Data




How to Cite

BAKIRTAS, I., BAYRAK, S., & CETIN, A. (2014). Economic Growth And Carbon Emission: A Dynamic Panel Data Analysis. European Journal of Sustainable Development, 3(4), 91.