Are Per Capita CO2 Emissions Increasing Among OECD Countries? A Test of Trends and Breaks
AbstractWe empirically analyze the trend characteristics of per capita CO2 emissions in OECD countries from 1971 to 2009. We use a statistically robust procedure, which is valid regardless of whether per capita CO2 emissions are trend stationary or contain a stochastic trend, to test for the presence of a deterministic trend and a structural break in the trend. Our results suggest that the trend in per capita CO2 emissions shifts downward or is reversed for a number of OECD countries either after the 1970s oil shocks or during the early to mid-2000s.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Tasmania, School of Economics and Finance in its series Working Papers with number 17518.
Length: 11 pages
Date of creation: 29 Sep 2013
Date of revision: 29 Sep 2013
Publication status: Published by the University of Tasmania. Discussion paper 2013-09
carbon dioxide; trend; structural break; robust test;
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- NEP-ALL-2013-10-25 (All new papers)
- NEP-ENE-2013-10-25 (Energy Economics)
- NEP-ENV-2013-10-25 (Environmental Economics)
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