CO2 Emissions in Europe: An Empirical Analysis on the Convergence among Manufacturing Sector
Marianna Gilli and
Giovanni Morleo ()
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Giovanni Morleo: UniversitÃ degli Studi di Ferrara, Dipartimento di Economia e Management
Argomenti, 2016, vol. 5, issue 5, 1-27
This paper focuses on the environmental performances of the European manufacturing industry. Its aim is to test the existence of both absolute and conditional Î²-convergence as well as Ïƒ-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 Î²convergence and highlight the role of additional variables like trade openness and knowledge stock in affecting sectorial environmental performance. No statistical evidence of Ïƒ-convergence is found.
Keywords: environmental performances; manufacturing industry; Î²-convergence; Ïƒconvergence; sector performances. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L52 Q53 Q55 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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