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Environmental Performances in Europe: An Empirical Analysis of the Convergence among Manufacturing Sectors

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  • Giovanni Morleo

    (University of Ferrara; SEEDS, Italy)

  • Marianna Gilli

    (University of Ferrara; SEEDS, Italy)

  • Massimiliano Mazzanti

    (University of Ferrara; SEEDS, Italy)

Abstract

This study focuses on the environmental performances of the European manufacturing industry. Our aim is to test the existence of both absolute and conditional ß-convergence as well as s-convergence in the environmental productivity (i.e., for each sector, the ratio between value added and carbon dioxide emissions) of 14 sectors for the period 1995-2009 using data from the WIOD database. The results support the hypothesis of ß-convergence and highlight other factors such as trade openness. In addition, the results indicate that the sectorial share of value added can affect sectorial environmental performances, as shown by a higher speed of convergence. No statistical evidence of s-convergence is found.

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  • Giovanni Morleo & Marianna Gilli & Massimiliano Mazzanti, 2019. "Environmental Performances in Europe: An Empirical Analysis of the Convergence among Manufacturing Sectors," SEEDS Working Papers 0519, SEEDS, Sustainability Environmental Economics and Dynamics Studies, revised Mar 2019.
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    Keywords

    environmental performances; manufacturing industry; ß-convergence; s-convergence; 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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