Empirical estimates of the methane–income elasticity

Fernández-Amador, Octavio; Francois, Joseph F.; Oberdabernig, Doris A.; Tomberger, Patrick (2018). Empirical estimates of the methane–income elasticity. Economics letters, 171, pp. 137-139. Elsevier 10.1016/j.econlet.2018.07.012

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We estimate the income-elasticity of methane emissions per capita derived from production, final production, and consumption in a global sample of countries for 1997–2011. We find relative decoupling between emissions and income, and evidence for a piecewise-linear relationship. The relation between economic growth and emissions improves as countries reach high levels of income, although the magnitude of the improvement is small. This points to very minor methane-efficiency gains from economic development.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

02 Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law > World Trade Institute
10 Strategic Research Centers > World Trade Institute

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Other Institutions > Teaching Staff, Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences

UniBE Contributor:

Fernandez-Amador, Octavio; Francois, Joseph; Oberdabernig, Doris Anita and Tomberger, Patrick

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation

ISSN:

0165-1765

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Rebecca Anne Gilgen

Date Deposited:

14 Aug 2018 12:06

Last Modified:

23 Oct 2019 13:30

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.econlet.2018.07.012

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BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.119248

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/119248

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