HomeDLSU Business & Economics Reviewvol. 22 no. 2 (2013)

Environmental Quality, Economic Development, and Political Institutions in East Asia: A Survey of Issues

Ruperto P. Alonzo | Klarizze Puzon



This article provides a comprehensive review of literature on the economic growth-pollutant emissions relationship. Using the framework of the Environmental Kuznets Curve hypothesis, the context of selected East Asian countries is given focus. It has been suggested that trade liberalization and even sociopolitical institutions may have an impact in determining the correlation between economic prosperity and environmental degradation.