The Impacts of Economic Growth, Energy Consumption and Openness on the Environmental Quality In I. R. Iran

Mohammad Ali Motafakkerazad, Robab Mohammadi Khaneghahi
2012 Pizhūhishnāmah-i Iqtiṣād-i Inirzhī-i Īrān  
Countries efforts to achieve rapid economic growth and lack of adequate attention to environmental issues in recent years have caused serious damage to the countries environment. Hence, examining factors affecting the quality of environment is more important. This article aims to investigate the Impact of economic growth, energy consumption and openness on Environment pollution in Iran from 1967-2007. This paper uses some econometric techniques, including Johansson approach and DOLS model to
more » ... nd DOLS model to explore the influence of economic growth, energy consumption and openness on Environment quality. The result of the analysis reveals a positive sign for the coefficients of economic growth, energy consumption and openness. Also the findings does not support the existence of an inverted U-shaped relationship between economic growth and invironmental pollution.
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