Environment and productivities in developed and developing countries : the case of carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide
Kumar, Surender & Managi, Shunsuke (2010) Environment and productivities in developed and developing countries : the case of carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide. Journal of Environmental Management, 91(7), pp. 1580-1592.
We propose a productivity index for undesirable outputs such as carbon dioxide (CO2) and sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions and measure it using data from 51 developed and developing countries over the period 1971-2000. About half of the countries exhibit the productivity growth. The changes in the productivity index are linked with their respective per capita income using a semi-parametric model. Our results show technological catch up of low-income countries. However, overall productivities both of SO2 and CO2 show somewhat different results.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Environmental efficiency; Productivity; Semi-parametric estimation|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
|Deposited On:||24 Aug 2014 23:14|
|Last Modified:||26 Aug 2014 01:19|
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