Do population density, economic growth, energy use and exports adversely affect environmental quality in Asian populous countries?

Rahman, Mohammad Mafizur (2017) Do population density, economic growth, energy use and exports adversely affect environmental quality in Asian populous countries? Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 77. pp. 506-514. ISSN 1364-0321

Abstract

This study aims to investigate the relationship between carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, energy use, economic
growth, exports and population density for a panel of 11 Asian populous countries over the period of 1960–
2014. The panel cointegration tests and panel Granger causality tests are employed to examine this relationship;the Fully Modified Ordinary Least Squares (FMOLS) and Dynamic Ordinary Least Squares (DOLS) methods are used to explore the long run effects of other variables on the CO2 emissions. The main results are: (i) energy use, exports and population density adversely affect environmental quality in the long run; (ii) there exists a short run unidirectional Granger panel causality running from energy consumption, gross domestic product (GDP) and exports to CO2 emissions, from energy consumption and exports to GDP, from exports to energy
consumption, from population density to exports, and a bidirectional panel causality between GDP and
population density; and (iii) a long-run bidirectional Granger causality between these variables is also present. Important policy implications are noted based on these findings.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: First place winner, USQ Publication Excellence Awards for Journal Articles (April - June 2017). Permanent restricted access to Published version, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce
Date Deposited: 18 May 2017 01:14
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2018 01:12
Uncontrolled Keywords: CO2 emissions; energy use; economic growth; exports; population density; environmental Kuznets curve; panel data; Asian populous countries
Fields of Research : 05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050204 Environmental Impact Assessment
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140202 Economic Development and Growth
05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050209 Natural Resource Management
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9601 Air Quality > 960199 Air Quality not elsewhere classified
B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9101 Macroeconomics > 910103 Economic Growth
D Environment > 96 Environment > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960399 Climate and Climate Change not elsewhere classified
B Economic Development > 85 Energy > 8507 Energy Conservation and Efficiency > 850799 Energy Conservation and Efficiency not elsewhere classified
B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9101 Macroeconomics > 910102 Demography
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2017.04.041
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/31505

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