Dynamic Trends of Carbon Intensities Among 127 Countries

Sustainability 2017, 9, 2268

GCCR Working Paper Series 2017-05

52 Pages Posted: 2 Nov 2017 Last revised: 26 Mar 2018

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Yu Sang Chang

Gachon University - College of Business and Economics

Dou Sung Choi

Gachon University - College of Business and Economics

Hann Earl Kim

Gachon University - College of Business and Economics

Date Written: November 1, 2017

Abstract

Many countries in the world have been experiencing widely varying rates of change in their carbon intensity of economic output. Dynamic trend of carbon intensity in this research is measured by the progress ratio from experience curve involving 127 countries during the period of 1980 to 2011. The overall averaged progress ratio of 88.8% estimated for the total group of 127 countries indicates a decreasing trend of carbon intensity. This means that each doubling of the cumulative CO2 emission by this group has reduced carbon intensity by 11.2%. However, 44 countries have experienced an increasing trend with the averaged progress ratio of 114.5%. It is expected that substantial improvement in future carbon intensity may be more likely to come from countries with increasing trend in the past.

Further implications from these findings will be discussed.

Keywords: Carbon Intensity of Economic Output, CO2 Emissions, Progress Ratio, Classical Experience Curve, Kinked Experience Curve

JEL Classification: Q47, Q50

Suggested Citation

Chang, Yu Sang and Choi, Dou Sung and Kim, Hann Earl, Dynamic Trends of Carbon Intensities Among 127 Countries (November 1, 2017). Sustainability 2017, 9, 2268, GCCR Working Paper Series 2017-05, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3063096 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3063096

Yu Sang Chang (Contact Author)

Gachon University - College of Business and Economics ( email )

Korea

Dou Sung Choi

Gachon University - College of Business and Economics ( email )

Korea

Hann Earl Kim

Gachon University - College of Business and Economics ( email )

Korea

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