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Impact of technological progress on carbon emissions in different country income groups

Chris Belmert Milindi, Roula Inglesi-Lotz
This study examines the complex relationship between carbon emissions and technological progress in a sample of 60 countries, divided into four categories based on their per capita income between the periods of 1989-2018. For robustness purposes and due to the broad definition of technology, we use...
Mar 2021
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Decomposing the South African CO₂ Emissions within a BRICS Countries Context: The Energy Rebound Hypothesis

Roula Inglesi-Lotz
The main purpose of this study is to test the hypothesis of the rebound effect for the South African case in the years between 1990 to 2014 by firstly, decomposing the driving forces of the changes in CO2 emissions of the country and secondly, comparing with the behaviors of other emerging...
Jun 2017
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Will Technological Change Save the World? The Rebound Effect in International Transfers of Technology

Mare Sarr and Tim Swanson
Technological change and its transfer to developing countries is often portrayed by policy-makers as a critical part of the solution to a resource problem such as climate change, based on the assumption that the transfer of resource-conserving technologies to developing countries will result in...
Feb 2017
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