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The Convergence Behavior of CO2 Emissions in Seven Regions under Multiple Structural Breaks

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  • Ali Acaravci

    (Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Mustafa Kemal University, Hatay, Turkey,)

  • Sinan Erdogan

    (Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Mustafa Kemal University, Hatay, Turkey)

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to examine the convergence behavior of carbon dioxide emissions per capita (co) in seven regions for 1960-2011 period by using recently developed the second generation panel data methods. Empirical results are as follows: (i) There exists cross-sectional dependency for co variable, (ii) the cross-sectionally augmented Dickey Fuller unit root test without structural breaks shows that the co variable is stationary at its first differences, (iii) but the panel KPSS unit root test with structural breaks the co variable is stationary at its level. The overall results indicate that the regional stochastic convergence of carbon emission per capita is valid for the seven regions under structural breaks and any environmental shock has temporary effect

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  • Ali Acaravci & Sinan Erdogan, 2016. "The Convergence Behavior of CO2 Emissions in Seven Regions under Multiple Structural Breaks," International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, Econjournals, vol. 6(3), pages 575-580.
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    Keywords

    Carbon Emissions; Stochastic Convergence; Panel Data;
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    JEL classification:

    • C33 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • Q53 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Air Pollution; Water Pollution; Noise; Hazardous Waste; Solid Waste; Recycling
    • 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

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