Attaining EKC in Africa: Why Institutions Really Matter

Research Journal of Applied Science, (Forthcoming)

17 Pages Posted: 2 Sep 2016

See all articles by Samuel O. Egbetokun

Samuel O. Egbetokun

Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education,

Adeyemi Ogundipe

Covenant University

Date Written: September 1, 2016

Abstract

The paper examines the impact of institutions on growth and environmental quality relationship in Africa using a static panel approach for the period 1996-2014. It disaggregates African economies into three categories based on World Bank framework. These categories include: i. poor institutions ii. fair institutions, and iii. good institutions. The empirical result indicates the realization of the EKC hypothesis in African economies with good and fair institutions while no feasible turning point threshold could be as certain for economies with poor institutions. Similarly, our result suggests that environmental quality was more responsive to income growth with good institutions, implying that with African economies with sound institutions tends to turn the EKC faster.

Keywords: Environmental Degradation, Growth, Institutions, Africa

JEL Classification: Q56, F43, O43, N57

Suggested Citation

Egbetokun, Samuel O. and Ogundipe, Adeyemi, Attaining EKC in Africa: Why Institutions Really Matter (September 1, 2016). Research Journal of Applied Science, (Forthcoming), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2833268

Samuel O. Egbetokun

Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, ( email )

Oto-Ijanikin
Lagos
Nigeria

Adeyemi Ogundipe (Contact Author)

Covenant University ( email )

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Km 10 Idiroko road
Ota, 24001
Nigeria
+2348161927372 (Phone)

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