The role of ethnic diversity in sustainable environmental growth: new evidence across different income regions

Awaworyi Churchill, S, Ivanovski, K and Bhattacharya, M 2019, 'The role of ethnic diversity in sustainable environmental growth: new evidence across different income regions', Applied Economics, vol. 51, no. 4, pp. 398-408.


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Title The role of ethnic diversity in sustainable environmental growth: new evidence across different income regions
Author(s) Awaworyi Churchill, S
Ivanovski, K
Bhattacharya, M
Year 2019
Journal name Applied Economics
Volume number 51
Issue number 4
Start page 398
End page 408
Total pages 11
Publisher Routledge
Abstract We examine the relationship between ethnic diversity and environmental quality, proxied by carbon dioxide ((Formula presented.)) emissions. Ethnic diversity is captured using indices of ethnic fractionalization. Adopting a supply-demand framework which introduces a model for economic growth, we find that ethnic fractionalization reduces (Formula presented.) emissions. The negative effect of ethnic diversity on (Formula presented.) emissions is also consistent across middle and low-income countries as well as high-income countries. However, results suggest that ethnic diversity has a negative effect on growth in middle and low-income countries, but a positive effect on growth in high-income countries. Our findings prove robust to alternative estimation methods.
Subject Applied Economics not elsewhere classified
DOI - identifier 10.1080/00036846.2018.1497854
Copyright notice © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
ISSN 1466-4283
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