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Linear and Non-linear Causality between CO2 Emissions and Economic Growth

  • Marco R. Barassi and Nicola Spagnolo

In this paper we investigate the casual effects between per capita economic growth and carbon dioxide emissions. The focus on the causal analysis in both mean and variance differentiate this study from other contributions to the literature. The analysis is conducted for six countries. We find substantial evidence of feedback in the causality in mean and volatility spillovers between emissions and output growth in the six countries under examination

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Article provided by International Association for Energy Economics in its journal The Energy Journal.

Volume (Year): Volume 33 (2012)
Issue (Month): Number 3 ()
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Handle: RePEc:aen:journl:33-3-02
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