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Expenditure elasticity and income elasticity of GHG emissions: A survey of literature on household carbon footprint

Antonin Pottier

Ecological Economics, 2022, vol. 192, issue C

Abstract: The relationship between a household's income and its carbon emissions is often summed up by a number, the elasticity of the carbon footprint with respect to income. I survey here the cross-sectional studies of household carbon footprints and their estimation of the elasticities with respect to income and with respect to expenditures. The difference between these two elasticities comes from the personal saving rate's increasing with income.

Keywords: Carbon footprint; GHG emissions; Inequality; Household consumption; Income and expenditure surveys; Elasticity (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D12 D14 D30 D31 Q56 R20 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
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DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2021.107251

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