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An Analysis Of Co2 Emissions Of Turkish Industries And Energy Sector


  • OZKAN, Filiz
  • OZKAN, Omer


One of the prominent environmental problems arising within the past two decades is global warming, and hence the closely associated phenomenon of climate changes. In this context, the long run relationships and causalities among the industrial, cement and steel productions; power generation; oil consumption; and finally CO2 emissions in Turkey were investigated in this study by using a vector autoregression (VAR) testing approach for the period of 1990-2010. According to the empirical results, bidirectional Granger causality was inferred between CO2 emissions and the production of cement and electricity. In light of the results of the impulse-response analysis, the CO2 emissions were mostly affected by a shock given to industrial production, followed by cement production, power generation, oil consumption and steel production, in decreasing order of impact.

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  • OZKAN, Filiz & OZKAN, Omer, 2012. "An Analysis Of Co2 Emissions Of Turkish Industries And Energy Sector," Regional and Sectoral Economic Studies, Euro-American Association of Economic Development, vol. 12(2).
  • Handle: RePEc:eaa:eerese:v:12:y2012:i:2_7

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    1. Tatiana Alferova & Elena Shilova & Elena Tretiakova, 2015. "Methodical Approaches to Measuring Sustainable Development of Industrial Enterprises," European Research Studies Journal, European Research Studies Journal, vol. 0(3), pages 115-128.

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    CO2 Emission; Steel Production; Cement Production; Energy; VAR Analysis;

    JEL classification:

    • Q01 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General - - - Sustainable Development
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
    • C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes; State Space Models
    • C53 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Forecasting and Prediction Models; Simulation Methods


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