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Financial development and environmental quality.docx
• Financial development and environmental quality: The way forward (2016)
  • Nawaz Ahmad
  • Muhammad Shahbaz, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan
  • syed shahzad, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan
  • syed shahzad, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan
  • Shista Alam, Applied Economics Research Centre
Abstract
The present paper re-examines the asymmetric impact of financial development on environmental quality in Pakistan for the period 1985Q1 to 2014Q4. A comprehensive index of financial development is generated using Bank- and Stock market-based financial development indicators. The results show that inefficient use of energy adversely affects the environmental quality. This suggests adoption of energy efficient technology at both production and consumption levels. These technologies would be helpful to improve environmental quality, enhance the productivity in long-run and save energy. Bank-based financial development also impedes the environment. The government should encourage lenders to ease the funding for energy sector and allocate financial resources for environment friendly businesses rather than wasting them in consumer financing.
 
Keywords
  • Financial development,
  • Growth,
  • Energy,
  • CO2 emissions
Disciplines
Publication Date
Fall November 15, 2016
Citation Information
Nawaz Ahmad, Muhammad Shahbaz, syed shahzad, syed shahzad, et al.. "Financial development and environmental quality.docx" • Financial development and environmental quality: The way forward Vol. 98 Iss. 3 (2016) p. 353 - 364 ISSN: 0301-4215
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/nawaz_ahmad/9/