Environmental Quality and Economic Growth: An empirical analysis in Asian countries


  • Siew Huay Chong Department of Economics and Financial Studies, Faculty of Business and Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia
  • Yin Li Tun Faculty of Accountancy and Management, Department of Economics, UTAR, Malaysia
  • Said Zamin Shah Department of Economics, Islamia College University Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
  • Ratneswary Rasiah Saito University College Malaysia




Environmental Quality, Economic Growth, Asian Countries, PMG


This study investigates the relationship between environmental quality and economic growth in Asian countries. The findings from Pooled Mean Group (PMG) estimator affirmed the existence of a long-run relationship between environmental quality and economic development. The higher the economic growth, the higher the CO2 consumption. In the short run, economic growth exacts no harmful impact. Researchers and policymakers should be careful about the effect of economic growth and rising incomes on environmental pollution with the prioritisation of sustainable usage of environmental policy. Investment and consumption of renewable energy that is less harmful to the environment should be focused on minimising environmental pollution.


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How to Cite

Chong, S. H., Tun, Y. L., Shah, S. Z., & Rasiah, R. (2022). Environmental Quality and Economic Growth: An empirical analysis in Asian countries. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 7(21), 367–372. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i21.3676