Testing Environmental Kuznets Curve Hold in South Africa: An Econometric Approach

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  • Nyiko Worship Hlongwane School of Economics, North-West University, South Africa
  • Olebogeng David Daw School of Economics, North-West University, South Africa

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32479/ijeep.12875

Abstract

The study investigates if the environmental Kuznets curve hold in South Africa. It employed available annual time series data spanning for the years from 1961 to 2020 collected from World Bank data. The study employs a Vector Error Correction Model (VECM) to investigate the short run and long run relationship. The results revealed that the Environmental Kuznets Curve hypothesis hold in South Africa. The policy recommendations are that the policymaker must implement environmentally friendly economic growth to reduce environmental degradation in South Africa.

Keywords:

Carbon dioxide emissions, Environmental Kuznets Curve, Economic growth, VECM, South Africa

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Author Biography

Olebogeng David Daw, School of Economics, North-West University, South Africa

Department of Economics, Professor

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Published

2022-05-18

How to Cite

Hlongwane, N. W., & Daw, O. D. (2022). Testing Environmental Kuznets Curve Hold in South Africa: An Econometric Approach. International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, 12(3), 385–394. https://doi.org/10.32479/ijeep.12875

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