CO 2 Emissions, Energy and the Governance of the Countries

7 Pages Posted: 8 May 2012

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Valdir Lameira

INESC Coimbra

Jean E. Harris

Pennsylvania State University - School of Business Administration

Osvaldo Quelhas

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Roberto Pereira

Fluminense Federal University

Date Written: June 22, 2011

Abstract

We investigated a possible link among the governance practiced by some countries to CO 2 emissions and the use of energy by these countries. To achieve this goal, we selected a sample of data composed of variables from 54 countries, from 2000 to 2008, available at the World Bank website. We used the method of linear regression with panel data, and the method of structural equations in order to make a robustness test. The results of the two models converged and showed the existence of a statistical significant relationship between governance, CO 2 emissions and the use of energy.

Keywords: governance, CO 2 emissions, energy, linear regressions, structural equations

JEL Classification: G30, C33, Q43

Suggested Citation

Lameira, Valdir and Harris, Jean E. and Quelhas, Osvaldo and Pereira, Roberto, CO 2 Emissions, Energy and the Governance of the Countries (June 22, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2054602 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2054602

Valdir Lameira (Contact Author)

INESC Coimbra ( email )

Rua Antero de Quental, 199, Coimbra
Coimbra, Coimbra 3000-033
Portugal

Jean E. Harris

Pennsylvania State University - School of Business Administration ( email )

777 West Harrisburg Pike
Middletown, PA 17057-4898
United States
717-948-6157 (Phone)
717-948-6456 (Fax)

Osvaldo Quelhas

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Roberto Pereira

Fluminense Federal University ( email )

Rua Miguel de Frias, 9
Icaraí
Niterói, 24220-900
Brazil

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