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Spatial Analysis of Emissions in Sweden

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  • George Marbuah

    () (Department of Economics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)

  • Franklin Amuakwa-Mensah

    () (Department of Economics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)

Abstract

This paper contributes to an emerging literature on the environmental Kuznets curve (EKC) relationship between pollution and income at the local level by analyzing emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOX), carbon monoxide (CO), particulate matter (PM2.5 and PM10) and total suspended particulate (TSP). We conduct several spatial statistical and econometric tests to account for spatial dependence between 290 Swedish municipalities on the selected emissions. Results highlight evidence that the pollution and income relationship is significantly characterized by spatial interaction effects. That is, municipality per capita emissions are strongly influenced by emissions trajectories in neighbouring municipalities. Implications of our findings on policy are discussed.

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  • George Marbuah & Franklin Amuakwa-Mensah, 2017. "Spatial Analysis of Emissions in Sweden," Working Papers 2017.12, FAERE - French Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.
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    Keywords

    Environmental Kuznets curve; Spatial econometric analysis; Emissions; Sweden;

    JEL classification:

    • 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
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)

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