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Environmental Performances in Europe: An Empirical Analysis of the Convergence among Manufacturing Sectors

Giovanni Morleo (), Marianna Gilli and Massimiliano Mazzanti ()
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Giovanni Morleo: University of Ferrara; SEEDS, Italy

No 519, SEEDS Working Papers from SEEDS, Sustainability Environmental Economics and Dynamics Studies

Abstract: This study focuses on the environmental performances of the European manufacturing industry. Our aim is to test the existence of both absolute and conditional ß-convergence as well as s-convergence in the environmental productivity (i.e., for each sector, the ratio between value added and carbon dioxide emissions) of 14 sectors for the period 1995-2009 using data from the WIOD database. The results support the hypothesis of ß-convergence and highlight other factors such as trade openness. In addition, the results indicate that the sectorial share of value added can affect sectorial environmental performances, as shown by a higher speed of convergence. No statistical evidence of s-convergence is found.

Keywords: environmental performances; manufacturing industry; ß-convergence; s-convergence; sector performances (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L52 Q53 Q55 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 30 pages
Date: 2019-03, Revised 2019-03
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