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Air pollution and the macroeconomy across European countries

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  • Francisco Alvarez
  • Gustavo A. Marrero
  • Luis A. Puch

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This paper analyzes the role of macroeconomic performance in shaping the evolution of air pollutants in a panel of European countries from 1990 to 2000. The analysis is addressed in connection with EU environmental regulation. We start by documenting the patterns of cross-country differences among different pollutants. We then interpret these differences within a neoclassical growth model with pollution. Three main pieces of evidence are presented. First, we analyze the existence of convergence of pollution levels within European economies. Second, we rank countries according to its performance in terms of emissions and growth. Third, we evaluate the evolution of emissions in terms of the targets signed for 2010.

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  • Francisco Alvarez & Gustavo A. Marrero & Luis A. Puch, "undated". "Air pollution and the macroeconomy across European countries," Working Papers 2005-10, FEDEA.
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