Environmental Phillips curve: OECD and Asian NICs perspective

Kashem, Mohammad Abul and Rahman, Mohammad Mafizur (2020) Environmental Phillips curve: OECD and Asian NICs perspective. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 27. pp. 31153-31170. ISSN 0944-1344


Abstract

This research aims to explore the existence of a new concept known as 'environmental Phillips curve' (EPC) developed by the authors. Taking annual data of 30 countries for 26 years, a panel data estimation method is applied. The invented function shows an inverse relationship between pollution and unemployment. In most of the cases, the industrialized countries show that the relationship is valid. The notion is proved effective in every format of investigation. It seems that curbing pollution in the world is only possible at the cost of human employment. Therefore, if countries want to curb environmental pollution without affecting the generation of employment and reducing poverty, they should contemplate both innovation and enforcement alternative technologies that would be less polluting but employment friendly. Moreover, this research also suggests that if a country can treat pollution efficiently, it can increase the national income without a deteriorating unemployment level.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published online: 31 May 2020. Permanent restricted access to ArticleFirst version, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce (1 Jul 2013 - 17 Jan 2021)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce (1 Jul 2013 - 17 Jan 2021)
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2020 01:58
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2020 23:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: Environmental Phillips curve (EPC); CO2 emissions; unemployment; panel data; OECD
Fields of Research (2008): 05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050204 Environmental Impact Assessment
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140205 Environment and Resource Economics
14 Economics > 1403 Econometrics > 140304 Panel Data Analysis
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140212 Macroeconomics (incl. Monetary and Fiscal Theory)
Fields of Research (2020): 41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4104 Environmental management > 410402 Environmental assessment and monitoring
38 ECONOMICS > 3801 Applied economics > 380105 Environment and resource economics
38 ECONOMICS > 3802 Econometrics > 380204 Panel data analysis
38 ECONOMICS > 3801 Applied economics > 380112 Macroeconomics (incl. monetary and fiscal theory)
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9601 Air Quality > 960199 Air Quality not elsewhere classified
B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9101 Macroeconomics > 910103 Economic Growth
B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9101 Macroeconomics > 910199 Macroeconomics not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-020-08620-8
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/38804

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