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Volume 12
Issue 4
Online publication date 2016-12-22
Title Cognitive abilities and air pollution
Author Raufhon Salahodjaev, Oybek Yuldashev
The link between intelligence and air pollution is subject to controversy. Some studies report that intelligence has insignificant effect in reducing the greenhouse gas emissions. By using carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions for a large set of countries we present further novel empirical evidence on the relation between level of intelligence and air pollution. Our findings suggest that the relation follows a U-shape pattern and resembles environmental Kuznets curve.
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Keywords Intelligence, air pollution
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