The Role of Household Saving in the Economic Rise of China
AbstractWe estimate the age distribution's impact on carbon dioxide emissions from 1990 to 2006 by exploiting demographic variation in a panel of 46 countries. To eliminate potential bias from endogeneity or omitted variables, we instrument for the age distribution with lagged birth rates, and the regressions control for total population, output, and country and year fixed effects. The increase in the share of the population aged 35 to 49 accounts for a large portion of the observed increase in carbon dioxide emissions.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Notre Dame, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 004.
Length: 41 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2012
Date of revision: Jun 2012
Climate Change; Environment; Carbon Dioxide Emissions;
Other versions of this item:
- Steven Lugauer & Nelson C. Mark, 2013. "The Role of Household Saving in the Economic Rise of China," Working Papers 042013, Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research.
- Q4 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy
- J1 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics
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- NEP-ALL-2012-11-11 (All new papers)
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- NEP-ENE-2012-11-11 (Energy Economics)
- NEP-ENV-2012-11-11 (Environmental Economics)
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