Proceedings of the 2016 5th International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environment Engineering (ICSEEE 2016)

Is International Trade an Influence Factor to the Pearl River Delta's Water EKC

Authors
Hui Zuo, Danxiang Ai, Yuling Lin
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Hui Zuo
Available Online December 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icseee-16.2016.90How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Environment, Water Quality, EKC, International Trade, Economic Growth
Abstract

Usually, international trade is thought as an influential factor to environment, but its effects on interrelationship of environment and economic growth is ignored. In order to investigate how international trade changes this relationship, the paper presents a model of endogenous Environment Kuznets Curve (EKC) model in which international trade is supposed to influence pollution through exportation and importation structure change. Income, environment and energy are grouped as endogenous variables. Simultaneous equations defining the dynamic interrelationship among these endogenous variables are estimated by feasible general least square estimation method (FGLS) and two stages least square estimation method (2SLS) with data from the Pearl River Delta region, China. The result shows that export and import structure has intense influence on the EKC turning point, environmental elasticity, maximum pollution value and curve slope. Structural export increase or import decrease is favorable to environment-economic dynamic relationship and shift EKC to better position.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2016 5th International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environment Engineering (ICSEEE 2016)
Series
Advances in Engineering Research
Publication Date
December 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-278-7
ISSN
2352-5401
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icseee-16.2016.90How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2016, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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