Environment and productivities in developed and developing countries

The case of carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide

Surender Kumar, Shunsuke Managi

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Abstract

We propose a productivity index for undesirable outputs such as carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) and sulfur dioxide (SO 2 ) 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 SO 2 and CO 2 show somewhat different results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1580-1592
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Environmental Management
Volume91
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

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  • Environmental Engineering
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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Environment and productivities in developed and developing countries : The case of carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide. / Kumar, Surender; Managi, Shunsuke.

In: Journal of Environmental Management, Vol. 91, No. 7, 01.07.2010, p. 1580-1592.

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