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The Role of Household Saving in the Economic Rise of China

  • Nelson Mark

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    (Department of Economics, University of Notre Dame)

  • Steven Lugauer

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    (Department of Economics, University of Notre Dame)

  • Clayton Sadler

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    (Department of Economics, University of Notre Dame)

We estimate the age distribution's impact on carbon dioxide emissions from 1990 to 2006 by exploiting demographic variation in a panel of 46 countries. To eliminate potential bias from endogeneity or omitted variables, we instrument for the age distribution with lagged birth rates, and the regressions control for total population, output, and country and year fixed effects. The increase in the share of the population aged 35 to 49 accounts for a large portion of the observed increase in carbon dioxide emissions.

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Paper provided by University of Notre Dame, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 004.

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Length: 41 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2012
Date of revision: Jun 2012
Handle: RePEc:nod:wpaper:004
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  1. Charles Yuji Horioka & Junmin Wan, 2007. "The determinants of household saving in China: a dynamic panel analysis of provincial data," Working Paper Series 2007-28, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.
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  4. Christopher D Carroll, 1990. "Buffer-Stock Saving and the Life Cycle/Permanent Income Hypothesis," Economics Working Paper Archive 371, The Johns Hopkins University,Department of Economics, revised Aug 1996.
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