Trade-off between CO2 emissions and income: is there any evidence of an Environmental Kuznets Curve in Australia?

Shahiduzzaman, Md and Alam, Khorshed (2017) Trade-off between CO2 emissions and income: is there any evidence of an Environmental Kuznets Curve in Australia? Applied Economics Quarterly, 63 (2). pp. 211-231. ISSN 1611-6607

Abstract

This paper examines the trade-off between per-capita CO2 emissions and per-capita GDP in Australia using data for the last five decades. It has estimated the national CO2 emissions from energy sources for 1961 –2012, based on the consumption of disaggregated energy categories.
This study applies recent advances of econometric techniques and complements the conventional co-integration 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. Related
policy implications are discussed.


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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2018 05:38
Last Modified: 04 May 2018 04:46
Uncontrolled Keywords: ARDL; Australia; CO2 emissions; economic growth; Environmental Kuznets curve
Fields of Research : 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140202 Economic Development and Growth
14 Economics > 1403 Econometrics > 140305 Time-Series Analysis
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9199 Other Economic Framework > 919901 Carbon and Emissions Trading
B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9101 Macroeconomics > 910103 Economic Growth
B Economic Development > 85 Energy > 8598 Environmentally Sustainable Energy Activities > 859803 Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Energy Activities (excl. Electricity Generation)
Identification Number or DOI: 10.3790/aeq.63.2.211
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/33521

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