Proceedings of 11 Asian Business Research Conference


Proceedings of 11 th

Asian Business Research Conference

26-27 December, 2014, BIAM Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh, ISBN: 978-1-922069-68-9

Trends and Patterns of Growth in GDP Per Capita and CO2

Emission: An Analysis of High and Low Income Countries

Janifar Alam

This paper investigates the relationship between economic growth (GDP per capita) and environmental pollution (carbon dioxide emissions) in some High and

Low income countries based on the environmental Kuznets curve hypothesis, using World Bank data over 1972-2010. By estimating the EKC for the period

19722010, this study can’t prove the existence of EKC “U” shape for both high and low income countries. This study also tries to justify that- Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions appear to increase with low-income countries and decrease with highincome countries. But the study finds that carbon dioxide emissions not only increase with low income countries but also high income countries.

Field of Research: Environment and National Economy


Janifar Alam, Lecturer, School of Business, University of Information Technology and Sciences, GA-37/1 Progoti

Sarani, Baridhara J-Block, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh. E-mail: