Working Paper BETA #2010-03

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Title : A Structural nonparametric reappraisal of the CO2 emissions-income relationships.

Author(s) : Theophile T. Azomahou, Micheline Goedhuys, Phu Nguyen-Van

Abstract : Relying on a structural nonparametric estimation, we show that CO2 emissions clearly increase with income at low income levels. For higher income levels, we observe a decreasing relationship, though not significant. We also find that CO2 emissions monotonically increases with energy use at a decreasing rate.

Key-words : Nonparametric triangular systems, EKC; Energy use; CO2 emissions.

JEL Classification : C14; O13.