The shape of the Environmental Kuznets Curve, which relates the trade-offs between environmental goods and production changes to income, has been the focus of much study in the literature. A similar kind of relationship may or may not exist between environmental crime and income, but this has not yet been empirically investigated. Using a unique panel dataset spanning 110 Italian provinces from 2010 to 2015, we empirically investigate the shape of an Environmental Crime Kuznets Curve while controlling for demographic, judicial, and socio-economic heterogeneity. We find evidence of an inverted U-shaped relationship. Moreover, these results are robust to different functional forms and income measures. We discuss the implications of our findings for future policy options.

On the existence and shape of an environmental crime Kuznets Curve: A case study of Italian provinces / Germani, Anna Rita; Ker, Alan P.; Castaldo, Angelo. - In: ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS. - ISSN 1470-160X. - 108:(2019), pp. 1-9. [10.1016/j.ecolind.2019.105685]

On the existence and shape of an environmental crime Kuznets Curve: A case study of Italian provinces

Germani, Anna Rita;Castaldo, Angelo
2019

Abstract

The shape of the Environmental Kuznets Curve, which relates the trade-offs between environmental goods and production changes to income, has been the focus of much study in the literature. A similar kind of relationship may or may not exist between environmental crime and income, but this has not yet been empirically investigated. Using a unique panel dataset spanning 110 Italian provinces from 2010 to 2015, we empirically investigate the shape of an Environmental Crime Kuznets Curve while controlling for demographic, judicial, and socio-economic heterogeneity. We find evidence of an inverted U-shaped relationship. Moreover, these results are robust to different functional forms and income measures. We discuss the implications of our findings for future policy options.
2019
Environmental crime; Kuznets curve; Italy.
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On the existence and shape of an environmental crime Kuznets Curve: A case study of Italian provinces / Germani, Anna Rita; Ker, Alan P.; Castaldo, Angelo. - In: ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS. - ISSN 1470-160X. - 108:(2019), pp. 1-9. [10.1016/j.ecolind.2019.105685]
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