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Unveiling structural breaks in long-run economic development-CO2 relationships

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  • Massimiliano Mazzanti

    () (Department of Economics and Management, University of Ferrara, Italy)

  • Antonio Musolesi

    () (Department of Economics and Management, University of Ferrara, Italy)

Abstract

The paper assesses the e ect of the 1992 United Nations Rio Convention on environment and development and other unknown structural time breaks on the long-run carbon dioxide-economic development relationship for di erent groups of advanced countries. Using an interrupted time series approach, three patterns of the dynamics of carbon dioxide are obtained: one is market-led, one is market- and policy-led, and one is more development-oriented.

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  • Massimiliano Mazzanti & Antonio Musolesi, 2015. "Unveiling structural breaks in long-run economic development-CO2 relationships," SEEDS Working Papers 1815, SEEDS, Sustainability Environmental Economics and Dynamics Studies, revised Dec 2015.
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    Keywords

    Carbon Kuznets curves; UN Rio convention; policy events; oil shocks; intervention analysis; structural breaks;

    JEL classification:

    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
    • Q53 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Air Pollution; Water Pollution; Noise; Hazardous Waste; Solid Waste; Recycling

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