Urban air pollution: an analysis of the environmental kuznets curve in Asian cities

The study will contribute to the field of both economic and environment study as it will provide empirical basis to support or negate the EKC phenomenon for Asian countries. The empirical study will result in a quantitative association between income and environment pollution levels, particularly the relationship of income with three widely monitored air pollutants: PM-10, SO2 and NO2. The study will also look into the effect of other variables such as population density, gross capital formation, road sector energy consumption and other variables which may significantly affect pollution levels. Furthermore, the study is made for pollution levels with a span of eight years, resulting in a larger data base and more strongly based regression results.