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Convergence of per capita carbon dioxide emissions: implications and meta-analysis
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Center for Environmental and Resource Economics (CERE). Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE).
2017 (English)In: Climate Policy, ISSN 1469-3062, E-ISSN 1752-7457Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

There is a rich empirical literature testing whether per capita carbon dioxide emissions tend to converge over time and across countries. This article provides a meta-analysis of the results from this research, and discusses how carbon emissions convergence may be understood in, for instance, the presence of international knowledge spillovers and policy convergence. The results display evidence of either divergence or persistent gaps at the global level, but convergence of per capita carbon dioxide emissions between richer industrialized countries. However, the results appear sensitive to the choice of data sample and choice of convergence concept, e.g. stochastic convergence versus β-convergence. Moreover, peer-reviewed studies have a higher likelihood of reporting convergence in carbon dioxide emissions compared to non-refereed work.

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2017.
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Carbon dioxide emissions, convergence, global climate agreements, per capita rule
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Economics Environmental Sciences
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Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-134776DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2017.1314244OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-134776DiVA: diva2:1094838
Available from: 2017-05-11 Created: 2017-05-11 Last updated: 2017-10-17

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