Conditional convergence in per capita carbon emissions since 1900

Sefa Awaworyi Churchill, John Inekwe, Kris Ivanovski

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Abstract

This study examines conditional convergence in relative per capita carbon dioxide emissions by using the recently developed Residual Augmented Least Squares-Lagrange Multiplier (RALS-LM) unit root test procedure that allows for endogenously determined structural breaks. Utilising a sample of 44 developed and developing countries dating back to the beginning of the 20th century, the null hypothesis of a unit root in relative per capita carbon dioxide emissions is soundly rejected, lending support to the conditional convergence hypothesis. Also, an examination of the pre and post-World War II suggests that convergence in relative per capita carbon dioxide emissions is more pronounced over the post-World War II period as opposed to the pre-World War II period.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)916-927
Number of pages12
JournalApplied Energy
Volume228
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2018

Keywords

  • Energy convergence
  • Unit root test

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Awaworyi Churchill, Sefa ; Inekwe, John ; Ivanovski, Kris. / Conditional convergence in per capita carbon emissions since 1900. In: Applied Energy. 2018 ; Vol. 228. pp. 916-927.
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In: Applied Energy, Vol. 228, 15.10.2018, p. 916-927.

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