This study focuses on the environmental performances of the European manufacturing industry. Our aim is to test the existence of both absolute and conditional β-convergence as well as σ-convergence in the environmental productivity (i.e., for each sector, the ratio between value added and carbon dioxide emissions) of fourteen sectors for the period 1995-2009 using data from the WIOD database. The results s upport the hypothesis of β-convergence and highlight other factors such as trade openness. In addition, the results indicate that the sectorial share of value added can affect sectorial environmental performances, as shown by a higher speed of convergence. No statistical evidence of σ-convergence is found.

Environmental performances in Europe: An empirical analysis of the convergence among manufacturing sectors

Gilli M
Primo
;
Morleo G
Secondo
;
M Mazzanti
Ultimo
2017

Abstract

This study focuses on the environmental performances of the European manufacturing industry. Our aim is to test the existence of both absolute and conditional β-convergence as well as σ-convergence in the environmental productivity (i.e., for each sector, the ratio between value added and carbon dioxide emissions) of fourteen sectors for the period 1995-2009 using data from the WIOD database. The results s upport the hypothesis of β-convergence and highlight other factors such as trade openness. In addition, the results indicate that the sectorial share of value added can affect sectorial environmental performances, as shown by a higher speed of convergence. No statistical evidence of σ-convergence is found.
Gilli, M; Morleo, G; Mazzanti, M
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