Patterns of Historical CO2 intensity Transitions among High and Low-Income Countries
2004 (English)In: Explorations in Economic History, ISSN 0014-4983, Vol. 41, no 4, 426-447 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article examines the long-term relationship between CO2 emissions and economic development for various high-income OECD countries that, in turn, are compared with pattern for developing countries. A majority of high-income countries have experienced environmental Kuznets curve types of transitions with respect to CO2 intensity (emissions per GDP), while the these patterns are absent in the poorer countries. Moreover, the overall historical pattern is one of convergence with respect to intensities. These observations are consistent with an explanation that takes into account includes time-specific, or vintage technology.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. Vol. 41, no 4, 426-447 p.
Environmental Kuznets curve; Economic history; Environmental history; Carbon dioxide emissions; Technical change; Vintage technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-12516OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-12516DiVA: diva2:152187