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Spatial Analysis of Emissions in Sweden

George Marbuah and Franklin Amuakwa-Mensah ()

No 2017.12, Working Papers from FAERE - French Association of Environmental and Resource Economists

Abstract: This paper contributes to an emerging literature on the environmental Kuznets curve (EKC) relationship between pollution and income at the local level by analyzing emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOX), carbon monoxide (CO), particulate matter (PM2.5 and PM10) and total suspended particulate (TSP). We conduct several spatial statistical and econometric tests to account for spatial dependence between 290 Swedish municipalities on the selected emissions. Results highlight evidence that the pollution and income relationship is significantly characterized by spatial interaction effects. That is, municipality per capita emissions are strongly influenced by emissions trajectories in neighbouring municipalities. Implications of our findings on policy are discussed.

Keywords: Environmental Kuznets curve; Spatial econometric analysis; Emissions; Sweden (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q53 Q55 R12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-agr, nep-ene, nep-env, nep-eur, nep-geo, nep-res, nep-sbm and nep-ure
Date: 2017-06
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