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Efficient but getting wet feet: A not-entirely-frivolous note on the side-effects of growth-promoting institutions

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  • Lyttkens, Carl Hampus
  • Westerlund, Joakim
  • Andersson, Tommy

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Using data covering 38 countries across the 1965–2005 period, this paper shows that former British colonies tend to exhibit higher levels of carbon dioxide emission than other countries.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 115 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 118-121

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:115:y:2012:i:1:p:118-121

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Keywords: Institutions; Colony; Carbon dioxide;

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