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Are Per Capita CO2 Emissions Increasing Among OECD Countries? A Test of Trends and Breaks

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Yamazaki, S, Tian, J and Tchatoka, FD 2013 , Are Per Capita CO2 Emissions Increasing Among OECD Countries? A Test of Trends and Breaks.

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Abstract

We empirically analyze the trend characteristics of per capita CO2 emissions in OECD countries from 1971 to 2009. We use a statistically robust procedure, which is valid regardless of whether per capita CO2 emissions are trend
stationary or contain a stochastic trend, to test for the presence of a deterministic trend and a structural break in the trend. Our results suggest that the trend in per capita CO2 emissions shifts downward or is reversed for a number
of OECD countries either after the 1970s oil shocks or during the early- to mid-2000s.

Item Type: Report (Discussion Paper)
Authors/Creators:Yamazaki, S and Tian, J and Tchatoka, FD
Keywords: repec; carbon dioxide, trend, structural break, robust test
Publisher: University of Tasmania
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