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The convergence of carbon dioxide emissions: a survey of the empirical literature

James Payne ()

Journal of Economic Studies, 2020, vol. 47, issue 7, 1757-1785

Abstract: Purpose - This survey of the literature on the convergence of carbon dioxide (CO Design/methodology/approach - This survey examines peer-reviewed empirical studies of CO Findings - For large multicountry studies, the support for convergence is quite limited. However, studies focused exclusively on a subset of countries defined by income classification, geographic region or institutional structure reveal the finding of convergence is more prevalent. Studies at the subnational level have primarily been in the cases of the US and China with the exception of two studies across industry sectors in Portugal and Sweden. Research limitations/implications - This study focuses exclusively on peer-reviewed published studies. Practical implications - This study is relevant to the design of mitigation strategies to reduce CO Social implications - As a major component of greenhouse gas emissions, CO Originality/value - This study provides the most recent and comprehensive survey of the empirical literature on the convergence of CO

Keywords: Carbon dioxide emissions; javax.xml.bind.JAXBElement@6351855f; javax.xml.bind.JAXBElement@1b6ab10b; Stochastic convergence; Club convergence; F18; F64; Q40; Q50 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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