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Economic growth and carbon dioxide emissions: Empirical evidence from China

Halkos, George and Tzeremes, Nickolaos (2011): Economic growth and carbon dioxide emissions: Empirical evidence from China.

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Abstract

Using time series data, this paper investigates China’s carbon emissions during 1960-2006, with particular focus on the direct role of growth and in connection to trade and the value added by various sectors like agriculture, industry and services. Our empirical results indicate the presence of an inverted U-shaped curve between CO2 emissions and growth represented by the GDP per capita. Trade seems to be an important determinant in this relationship.

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