Halkos, George and Tzeremes, Nickolaos (2011): Economic growth and carbon dioxide emissions: Empirical evidence from China.
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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.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Economic growth and carbon dioxide emissions: Empirical evidence from China|
|Keywords:||CO2 emissions; Economic growth; Trade; Environmental kuznets curve; China|
|Subjects:||C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C5 - Econometric Modeling > C51 - Model Construction and Estimation
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O10 - General
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics > Q56 - Environment and Development ; Environment and Trade ; Sustainability ; Environmental Accounts and Accounting ; Environmental Equity ; Population Growth
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C2 - Single Equation Models ; Single Variables > C22 - Time-Series Models ; Dynamic Quantile Regressions ; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models ; Diffusion Processes
|Depositing User:||Nickolaos Tzeremes|
|Date Deposited:||17. Aug 2011 13:22|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 23:32|
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