—This article investigates the existence of Environmental Kuznets Curve, EKC relationship between countries' environmental performance and per capita income for sixteen Islamic countries during 1990–2007. In this regard, at first the environmental efficiency and Malmquist environmental productivity is measured for each country. Then the relationship between countries' environmental performance and per capita income has been investigated by a dynamic model. The result shows that there is an inverted-U pattern between income and environmental degradation in th studied countries.
—Kuznets curve, Malmquist productivity, environmental efficiency, technical efficiency changes
Ahmad Assadzadeh and Alireza Jalili-Marand are with the Faculty of Economics, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran (e-mail: Assadzadeh@gmail.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Akram Akbari with the Economics, Tabriz Business Training Center, Tabriz, Iran (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Ahmad Assadzadeh, Abdolreza Ghorban-Sabbagh, Alireza Jalili-Marand, and Akram Akbari, "Searching Kuznets Environmental Curve in Selected Islamic Country: A GMM Approach," Journal of Economics, Business and Management vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 132-135, 2015.