Environmental Kuznets Curve

Kuznets curve and environmental performance: evidence from China, MPRA Paper 34312, University Library of Munich, Germany.

The paper investigates China’s environmental performance-economic development relationship for the time period of 1965-2009. The results indicate that after 1990 China increased its environmental performance mainly driven by the implementation of several environmental policies. In addition when we taking into account several factors contributed to China’s economic growth, the empirical evidences suggest the existence of an inverted “U” shape relationship between China’s environmental performance and economic development.