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Are Per Capita CO2 Emissions Increasing Among OECD Countries? A Test of Trends and Breaks

Satoshi Yamazaki (), Jing Tian () and Firmin Doko Tchatoka ()

No 17518, Working Papers from University of Tasmania, Tasmanian School of Business and Economics

Abstract: We empirically analyze the trend characteristics of per capita CO2 emissions in OECD countries from 1971 to 2009. We use a statistically robust procedure, which is valid regardless of whether per capita CO2 emissions are trend stationary or contain a stochastic trend, to test for the presence of a deterministic trend and a structural break in the trend. Our results suggest that the trend in per capita CO2 emissions shifts downward or is reversed for a number of OECD countries either after the 1970s oil shocks or during the early to mid-2000s.

Keywords: carbon dioxide; trend; structural break; robust test (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C12 Q53 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 11 pages
Date: 2013-09-29, Revised 2013-09-29
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Published by the University of Tasmania. Discussion paper 2013-09

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