CO2 Emissions and Economic Growth: Structural Breaks and Market Reforms in the Case of China

By Robert Brooks.

Published by The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses

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This paper explores the relationship between CO2 emissions and economic growth for China. This relationship is of considerable interest in the literature. There is a major focus on the underlying causes of the improvement in energy efficiency for China post the market reforms and whether such improvements in energy efficiency are likely to be maintained. The results demonstrate the importance of allowing for structural breaks in the econometric modelling to capture the impacts of the economic reforms on energy efficiency. The reforms have produced large gains in energy efficiency and an analysis of their likely continuation is important in forecasting the impacts of future growth in the Chinese economy. The paper concludes by outlining some possible forecast scenarios.

Keywords: CO2 Emissions, China, Economic Growth

International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp.25-36. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 720.053KB).

Prof. Robert Brooks

Professor, Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics, Monash University, Caulfield East, Victoria, Australia

Robert Brooks is Professor of Econometrics in the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics, Monash University and Associate Dean (Undergraduate) in the Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University. His research interests are in financial econometrics and he has numerous publications in a wide range of journals. Robert has been a co-author on papers presented at the Management Conference and published in the International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Manangement.

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