Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/84422
Authors: 
Conte Grand, Mariana
D'Elia, Vanesa
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Serie Documentos de Trabajo, Universidad del CEMA: Área: economía 513
Abstract: 
With CAIT WRI data for those countries which submitted quantifiable CO2 emission caps under the Copenhagen Agreement, this note supports the existence of a long run relationship between CO2 emissions and GDP in 11 of the 26 countries in our sample over the period 1980-2008. However, the functional specification of that relationship is not homogenous among nations, being linear for 2 countries, log-log for 2 other cases, while the relationship follows a Box-Cox functional form for 7 nations. Elasticities of the emissions-income relationship also differ among counties. But in most cases (8 out of 11), the magnitude of the average elasticity is less than 1 (emissions increase less than GDP).
Subjects: 
CO2 emissions
sustainable development
Box-Cox
JEL: 
Q01
Q54
O44
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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