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dc.contributor.authorBalaguer, Jacint
dc.contributor.authorCantavella Jordá, Manuel
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-28T11:25:42Z
dc.date.available2018-05-28T11:25:42Z
dc.date.issued2018-02
dc.identifier.citationBALAGUER, Jacint; CANTAVELLA JORDÀ, Manuel. (2018). The role of education in the Environmental Kuznets Curve. Evidence from Australian data. Energy Economics, v. 70, p. 289-29ca_CA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10234/174843
dc.description.abstractThis paper is based on the underlying idea that the use of energy resources in a society significantly depends on their level of education. Then, it is hypothesized that education might directly affect environmental quality by worsening it at early stages and improving it once education expands from its certain level. Thus, we pursue an extension of the standard Environmental Kuznets Curve by including an indicator of the evolution of citizens' education. This empirical strategy might avoid bias on income coefficients and, in turn, assess the value of education as environmental policy. An application for Australia is given to illustrate this possibility by using higher education data for a large time span (1950–2014). Empirical results suggest that, in most of the studied period, expansion in education rate has increasingly compensated the rise of per capita CO2 emissions stemming from the economic growth. Moreover, only in recent years, both per capita income and education expansion have been proved to reduce emissions. However, provided that income growth is difficult to manage, it would be worth considering the possibility of promoting education in order to achieve environmental objectives.ca_CA
dc.format.extent35 p.ca_CA
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfca_CA
dc.language.isoengca_CA
dc.publisherElsevierca_CA
dc.relation.isPartOfEnergy Economics (2018), v. 70,ca_CA
dc.subjectEnvironmental Kuznets Curveca_CA
dc.subjectCO2 emissionsca_CA
dc.subjectEducationca_CA
dc.subjectEconomic growthca_CA
dc.subjectAustraliaca_CA
dc.titleThe role of education in the Environmental Kuznets Curve. Evidence from Australian dataca_CA
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articleca_CA
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.eneco.2018.01.021
dc.relation.projectIDFinancial support from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (ECO2014-58975-P)ca_CA
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessca_CA
dc.relation.publisherVersionhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S014098831830029Xca_CA
dc.type.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersionca_CA


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