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Interactions between economic growth and environmental quality in Shenzhen, China's first special economic zone

Liu, Xiaozi LU ; Heilig, Gerhard K.; Chen, Junmiao and Heino, Mikko (2007) In Ecological Economics 62(3-4). p.559-570
Abstract
The relationship between economic development and environmental quality is a debated topic. Environmental Kuznets curve (EKC) is one prominent hypothesis, positing an inverted U-shaped development-environment relationship. Here we test this hypothesis using data from Shenzhen, People's Republic of China. Established in 1980 as the first special economic zone in China, Shenzhen has developed from a small village into a large urban-industrial agglomeration with the highest income level in the country. The enormous expansion of infrastructure, industrial sites and urban settlements has profoundly changed the local environment. We utilize environmental monitoring data from Shenzhen on concentration of pollutants in ambient air, main rivers,... (More)
The relationship between economic development and environmental quality is a debated topic. Environmental Kuznets curve (EKC) is one prominent hypothesis, positing an inverted U-shaped development-environment relationship. Here we test this hypothesis using data from Shenzhen, People's Republic of China. Established in 1980 as the first special economic zone in China, Shenzhen has developed from a small village into a large urban-industrial agglomeration with the highest income level in the country. The enormous expansion of infrastructure, industrial sites and urban settlements has profoundly changed the local environment. We utilize environmental monitoring data from Shenzhen on concentration of pollutants in ambient air, main rivers, and near-shore waters from 1989 to 2003. The results show that production-induced pollutants support EKC while consumption-induced pollutants do not support it. (C) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (Less)
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Kuznets curve (EKC), environmental, environmental quality, economic growth, emerging markets
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Ecological Economics
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62
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559 - 570
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Elsevier
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10.1016/j.ecolecon.2006.07.020
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  author       = {Liu, Xiaozi and Heilig, Gerhard K. and Chen, Junmiao and Heino, Mikko},
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  keyword      = {Kuznets curve (EKC),environmental,environmental quality,economic growth,emerging markets},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3-4},
  pages        = {559--570},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Ecological Economics},
  title        = {Interactions between economic growth and environmental quality in Shenzhen, China's first special economic zone},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2006.07.020},
  volume       = {62},
  year         = {2007},
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