A cross-national study of the association between per capita carbon dioxide emissions and exports to the United States

Stretesky, Paul and Lynch, Michael J. (2009) A cross-national study of the association between per capita carbon dioxide emissions and exports to the United States. Social Science Research, 38 (1). pp. 239-250. ISSN 0049-089X

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssresearch.2008.08.004

Abstract

This research uses panel data (1989-2003) to examine the relationship between per capita carbon dioxide emissions and exports for 169 countries. Fixed effects regression results indicated that within country worldwide exports and United States exports are positively related to per capita carbon dioxide emissions. However, when both exports to the world and to the U.S. are examined simultaneously, only exports to the U.S. are related to carbon dioxide emissions. Additional analysis suggests that not all exports to the U.S. are responsible for the carbon-exports relationship. Specifically, the association between per capita carbon dioxide emissions and exports to the U.S. is largely the result of the oil and gas, petroleum and coal products, chemicals, and re-import industries. The data suggest consumption practices in the U.S. are partially responsible for elevated per capita carbon dioxide emissions in other nations, and that carbon dioxide trends in other nations are in part driven by U.S. demands for goods. These results also indicate that inefficient production methods among countries that export products to the United States may signal a problematic trend in global carbon dioxide emissions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Air pollution; Climate change; Carbon dioxide emissions; Global warming; World systems theory; Kyoto protocol; World exports; Trade flows; U.S. trade; U.S. imports
Subjects: L100 Economics
L700 Human and Social Geography
M900 Other in Law
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2018 14:19
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2018 14:19
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/33690

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