Environmental Pressure and Armed Conflict - Is there an Empirical Kuznets Curve for Myanmar?
Research Fellow, Department of Economics, University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany
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- Anton Parlow
Research Fellow, Department of Economics
University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany
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Received March 11, 2014; Accepted April 15, 2014; Published April 22, 2014
Citation:Parlow A (2014) Environmental Pressure and Armed Conflict - Is there an Empirical Kuznets Curve for Myanmar? J Glob Econ 2: 111. doi:10.4172/2375-4389.1000111
Copyright: © 2014 Parlow A. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Empirical Kuznets Curves (EKC) usually implies an inverted U-shaped relationship between a pollutant and per capita GDP growth. We initially find an inverted U-shaped EKC between CO2 emissions and per capita GDP for the period 1960 to 2004. However, once accounting for a major uprising in 1988 in Myanmar, we can identify two different growth regimes. This structural break changes the nature of the EKC relationship.