We advance a case for including social capital in an environmental Kuznets curve analysis using highly disaggregated data of water pollution in Louisiana. We create a social capital index and employ parametric and spatial panel regression models to explain water pollution dynamics. © 2008 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
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Environmental and Resource Economics
Paudel, K., & Schafer, M. (2009). The environmental Kuznets curve under a new framework: The role of social capital in water pollution. Environmental and Resource Economics, 265-278. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10640-008-9215-y