The causal factors of international inequality in CO2 emissions per capita : a regression-based inequality decomposition analysis
Duro Moreno, Juan Antonio
Teixidó-Figueras, Jordi
Padilla, Emilio
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia Aplicada

Imprint: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia Aplicada 2014
Description: 34 p.
Abstract: This paper uses the possibilities provided by the regression-based inequality decomposition (Fields, 2003) to explore the contribution of different explanatory factors to international inequality in CO2 emissions per capita. In contrast to previous emissions inequality decompositions, which were based on identity relationships (Duro and Padilla, 2006), this methodology does not impose any a priori specific relationship. Thus, it allows an assessment of the contribution to inequality of different relevant variables. In short, the paper appraises the relative contributions of affluence, sectoral composition, demographic factors and climate. The analysis is applied to selected years of the period 1993–2007. The results show the important (though decreasing) share of the contribution of demographic factors, as well as a significant contribution of affluence and sectoral composition.
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció MINECO/ECO2010-18158
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció MINECO/ECO2012-34591
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció 2009SGR-600
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Language: Català.
Series: Documents de treball
Series: Document de treball (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia Aplicada) ; 14.02
Document: workingPaper
Subject: Economia de l'energia ; CO2 emissions ; Emissions inequality ; Regression-based decomposition.

Adreça alternativa: https://hdl.handle.net/2072/250444


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