Convergence of greenhouse gas emissions among G7 countries

Show simple item record El-Montasser, Ghassen Inglesi-Lotz, Roula Gupta, Rangan 2015-11-19T07:42:38Z 2015-12
dc.description.abstract The convergence of air pollutants is a major concern for policymakers since all the countries pursue the goal of allocating the emissions equally internationally in the future. Hence, the examination of the existence of convergence is important for the climate change protection of the earth. In this article, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions convergence among the G7 countries for the period between 1990 and 2011 is examined using the pairwise testing technique proposed by that aims to analyse probabilistic convergence across a large number of cross-sectional units. Next, we proceed with multivariate tests for stability and the existence of unit roots. Finally, the analysis is complemented by the use of the panel stationarity test accounting for structural changes as proposed by Carrion-i-Silvestre et al. (2005) test. Overall, the results do not confirm the hypothesis of convergence for the countries in question, although, more recently, the countries have shown a small decline in their GHG emissions. en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Ghassen El-Montasser, Roula Inglesi-Lotz & Rangan Gupta (2015) Convergence of greenhouse gas emissions among G7 countries, Applied Economics, 47:60, 6543-6552, DOI:10.1080/00036846.2015.1080809. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0003-6846 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1466-4283 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/00036846.2015.1080809
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Routledge en_ZA
dc.rights © 2015 Taylor & Francis. This is an electronic version of an article published in Applied Economics, vol. 47, no. 60, pp. 6543-6552, 2015. doi :10.1080/00036846.2015.1080809. Applied Economics is available online at : http://www.tandfonline.comloi/raec20. en_ZA
dc.subject Convergence en_ZA
dc.subject G7 countries en_ZA
dc.subject GHG emissions en_ZA
dc.subject Pairwise testing en_ZA
dc.subject Pollutants en_ZA
dc.subject Greenhouse gas (GHG) en_ZA
dc.title Convergence of greenhouse gas emissions among G7 countries en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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