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The puzzle of greenhouse gas footprints of oil abundance

The puzzle of greenhouse gas footprints of oil abundance

Sadik-Zada, Elkhan Richard and Gatto, Andrea ORCID: 0000-0003-1005-3571 (2020) The puzzle of greenhouse gas footprints of oil abundance. Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, 75:100936. ISSN 0038-0121 (Print), 1873-6041 (Online) (doi:

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The present inquiry lays a groundwork for the analysis of the net greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint of oil in the oil-abundant settings. To address the research question, the study puts forward a three-sector decision model, which provides a common ground for the assessment of the interaction of the structuralist and institutional factors influencing environmental pollution in the oil-reliant economies. The study shows that fossil-fuel abundance triggers forces, which induce diametrically opposed effects concerning atmospheric pollution. These are the rising carbon-intensive oil extraction and processing and fossil-fueled power generation versus shrinkage of the carbon-intensive manufacturing and growth of the low-carbon tertiarization. The theoretical analysis enables compartmentalization of the essential factors, which determine GHG emissions in the respective countries. To assess the significance of the proposed theoretical framework, the study employs multivariate panel co-integration techniques and two-stage fixed effects estimations for a dataset of 38 oil-producing countries for the time period between 1960 and 2018. In contrast to the existing literature, this study drives apart from the black box approaches that employ just one omnibus variable, per capita income.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: greenhouse gas emissions; Hartwick's rule; three-sector-analysis; rent-seeking; deindustrialization; environmental Kuznets curve; pooled mean group estimator
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Livelihoods & Institutions Department
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2024 16:05

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