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CO2 Emissions in Europe: An Empirical Analysis on the Convergence among Manufacturing Sector

Marianna Gilli and Giovanni Morleo ()
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Giovanni Morleo: Università degli Studi di Ferrara, Dipartimento di Economia e Management

Argomenti, 2016, vol. 5, issue 5, 1-27

Abstract: This paper focuses on the environmental performances of the European manufacturing industry. Its aim is to test the existence of both absolute and conditional β-convergence as well as σ-convergence in environmental productivity (i.e. the ratio between the value added and the carbon dioxide emissions in each sector) of 14 sectors for the period 1995-2009, using data from the WIOD database. Results support the hypothesis of existence of absolute βconvergence and highlight the role of additional variables like trade openness and knowledge stock in affecting sectorial environmental performance. No statistical evidence of σ-convergence is found.

Keywords: environmental performances; manufacturing industry; β-convergence; σconvergence; sector performances. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L52 Q53 Q55 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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DOI: 10.14276/1971-8357.558

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