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Environmental performances in Europe: An empirical analysis of the convergence among manufacturing sectors

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  • Marianna Gilli
  • Massimiliano Mazzanti
  • Giovanni Morleo

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?This study focuses on the environmental performances of the European manu?facturing industry. Our aim is to test the existence of both absolute and conditional ? ? ?-convergence as well as ? ? ?-convergence in the environmental productivity (i.e., for each sector, the ratio between value added and carbon dioxide emissions) of fourteen sectors for the period 1995-2009 using data from the WIOD database. The results support the hypothesis of ? ? ?-convergence and highlight other factors such as trade openness. In addition, the results indicate that the sectorial share of value added can affect sectorial environmental performances, as shown by a higher speed of convergence. No statistical evidence of ? ? ?-convergence is found.?

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  • Marianna Gilli & Massimiliano Mazzanti & Giovanni Morleo, 2017. "Environmental performances in Europe: An empirical analysis of the convergence among manufacturing sectors," Revue d'économie industrielle, De Boeck Université, vol. 0(3), pages 21-51.
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    Keywords

    manufacturing industry; environmental performances; ?-convergence; ?-convergence; sector performances;
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    JEL classification:

    • L52 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Industrial Policy; Sectoral Planning Methods
    • Q53 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Air Pollution; Water Pollution; Noise; Hazardous Waste; Solid Waste; Recycling
    • Q55 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environmental Economics: Technological Innovation

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