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CO2 Emissions in Europe: An Empirical Analysis on the Convergence among Manufacturing Sector

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  • Marianna Gilli

    () (Università degli Studi di Ferrara, Dipartimento di Economia e Management)

  • Giovanni Morleo

    () (Università degli Studi di Ferrara, Dipartimento di Economia e Management)

Abstract

This paper focuses on the environmental performances of the European manufacturing industry. Its aim is to test the existence of both absolute and conditional β-convergence as well as σ-convergence in environmental productivity (i.e. the ratio between the value added and the carbon dioxide emissions in each sector) of 14 sectors for the period 1995-2009, using data from the WIOD database. Results support the hypothesis of existence of absolute βconvergence and highlight the role of additional variables like trade openness and knowledge stock in affecting sectorial environmental performance. No statistical evidence of σ-convergence is found.

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  • Marianna Gilli & Giovanni Morleo, 2016. "CO2 Emissions in Europe: An Empirical Analysis on the Convergence among Manufacturing Sector," Argomenti, University of Urbino Carlo Bo, Department of Economics, Society & Politics, vol. 5(5), pages 1-27, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:urb:journl:v:5:y:2016:p:1-27
    DOI: 10.14276/1971-8357.558
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    Keywords

    environmental performances; manufacturing industry; β-convergence; σconvergence; 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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