Journal of Finance and Economics

Journal of Finance and Economics

ISSN: 2291-4951 (Print)    ISSN: 2291-496X (Online)

Volume 3 (2015), No. 2, Pages 11-21

DOI: 10.12735/jfe.v3i2p11

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An Econometric Study of the Long-Run Determinants of CO2 Emissions in Cote d'Ivoire

Yaya KEHO1 

1Ecole Nationale Superieure de Statistique et d'Economie Appliquee (ENSEA), Cote d'Ivoire

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Abstract

This study investigates the long-run determinants of CO2 emissions in Cote d’Ivoire. It makes use of the bounds testing approach to cointegration and data covering the period 1970 to 2010. The main variables driving CO2 emissions are per capita income, the share of industrial sector in GDP and trade openness. The results also give support to the environmental Kuznets curve. More interestingly, the results show that the effect of trade openness on CO2 emissions depends on the structure of the economy and increases as the country industrializes. Additionally, trade openness and industrialization are complementary in worsening environmental quality in Cote d’Ivoire.

JEL Classifications: C22, Q53, Q53

Keywords: carbon dioxide emissions, environmental Kuznets curve, Trade, GDP, cointegration

To Cite this Article: KEHO, Y. (2015). An econometric study of the long-run determinants of CO2 emissions in Cote d'Ivoire. Journal of Finance and Economics, 3(2), 11-21. https://doi.org/10.12735/jfe.v3i2p11

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