Impacts of Regional Productivity Growth, Decoupling and Pollution Leakage

Cathy Xin Cui, Nick Hanley, Peter McGregor, Kim Swales, Karen Turner, Ya Ping Yin

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Abstract

This IPPI Occasional Paper examines the issues of decoupling regional economic growth and pollution and the extent to which pollution effects spill-over regional and national borders. Specifically, a UK, regionally-disaggregated, computable general equilibrium (CGE) model is used to investigate the relationship between economic growth and the level of CO2 emissions posited by the ‘Environmental Kuznets Curve’ (EKC) conjecture. The simulation results suggest that at the regional level the existence of an EKC relationship depends on the source of regional growth and how the EKC relationship is specified.
LanguageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
Commissioning bodyInternational Public Policy Institute
Number of pages31
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015

Publication series

NameInternational Public Policy Institute Policy Brief
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde

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Productivity growth
Environmental Kuznets curve
Pollution
Leakage
Decoupling
Simulation
Regional economic growth
Economic growth
Spillover effects
CO2 emissions
Regional growth
Computable general equilibrium model

Keywords

  • IPPI
  • regional CGE models
  • labour productivity
  • regional economic growth
  • Environmental Kuznets Curve
  • embedded pollution
  • carbon footprints

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Cui, C. X., Hanley, N., McGregor, P., Swales, K., Turner, K., & Yin, Y. P. (2015). Impacts of Regional Productivity Growth, Decoupling and Pollution Leakage. (International Public Policy Institute Policy Brief). University of Strathclyde.
Cui, Cathy Xin ; Hanley, Nick ; McGregor, Peter ; Swales, Kim ; Turner, Karen ; Yin, Ya Ping. / Impacts of Regional Productivity Growth, Decoupling and Pollution Leakage. University of Strathclyde, 2015. 31 p. (International Public Policy Institute Policy Brief).
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University of Strathclyde, 2015. 31 p. (International Public Policy Institute Policy Brief).

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