Relationship between CO2 emissions and income in Australia: is there any evidence of an EKC?

Shahiduzzaman, Md and Alam, Khorshed (2012) Relationship between CO2 emissions and income in Australia: is there any evidence of an EKC? In: 41st Australian Conference of Economists (ACE 2012), 8-12 July 2012, Melbourne, Australia.

Abstract

In this paper, the existence of an inverted U-shape relationship between CO2 emissions per capita and per-capita GDP is examined in Australia using data for the last five decades. It has estimated the national CO2 emissions from energy sources for 1961-2009, based on the consumption of disaggregated energy categories. This study applies recent advances of econometric techniques and complements the conventional cointegration tests with the non-linear approach. The subsequent error correction model is formulated using an ARDL approach based on alternative lag section criteria. The empirical evidence presented in the paper indicates the existence of an inverted U-shape relationship between per-capita CO2 emissions and per-capita GDP in Australia.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Paper restricted at request of authors. PV is on an open access site at http://ace2012.org.au/ACE2012/Documents/026.pdf
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2013 06:17
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2017 01:20
Uncontrolled Keywords: economic growth; environmental Kuznets curve; turning point
Fields of Research : 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140202 Economic Development and Growth
14 Economics > 1403 Econometrics > 140302 Econometric and Statistical Methods
14 Economics > 1401 Economic Theory > 140104 Microeconomic Theory
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9199 Other Economic Framework > 919901 Carbon and Emissions Trading
B Economic Development > 85 Energy > 8599 Other Energy > 859999 Energy not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/21985

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