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Efficient but getting wet feet: A not-entirely-frivolous note on the side-effects of growth-promoting institutions

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  • Lyttkens, Carl Hampus
  • Westerlund, Joakim
  • Andersson, Tommy

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Using data covering 38 countries across the 1965–2005 period, this paper shows that former British colonies tend to exhibit higher levels of carbon dioxide emission than other countries.

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  • Lyttkens, Carl Hampus & Westerlund, Joakim & Andersson, Tommy, 2012. "Efficient but getting wet feet: A not-entirely-frivolous note on the side-effects of growth-promoting institutions," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 115(1), pages 118-121.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:115:y:2012:i:1:p:118-121
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2011.11.040
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    Keywords

    Institutions; Colony; Carbon dioxide;

    JEL classification:

    • F54 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy - - - Colonialism; Imperialism; Postcolonialism
    • Q50 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - General

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