Published : 2017-03-14

Energy structure, economic growth, and carbon emissions: evidence from Shaanxi province of China (1990-2012)

Nan Li



Rong Kang



Chen Feng



Changling Wang



Chunpeng Zhang



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Can different economic development levels cause different carbon emissions, which being accordance to Environmental Kuznets Curve Hypothesis? This paper says ‘yes’ and utilizes a vector autoregression (VAR) model which focuses on different energy types, economic growth and carbon emissions, based on empirical data. The results show that when area’s growth suffers a positive impulse, the trend of carbon emissions will rise firstly and then decline, and the relationship of them is an inverted “U” type of Kuznets curve.

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carbon emissions, energy structure, economic growth



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Li, N. ., Kang, R. ., Feng, C. ., Wang, C. ., & Zhang, C. (2017). Energy structure, economic growth, and carbon emissions: evidence from Shaanxi province of China (1990-2012). Forum Scientiae Oeconomia, 5(1), 79–93. https://doi.org/10.23762/fso_vol5no1_7

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