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AUTHOR NAME
 
Family Name:
Samargandi
 
First Name:
Nahla
 
ABSTRACT OF PAPER
 
Title of Paper:
SECTOR GDP, TECHNOLOGY AND CO2 EMISSIONS IN SAUDI ARABIA
 
Paper Proposal Text :
This paper aims to measure the dynamic impact of economic growth on CO2 emission level in the context of Saudi Arabia, ii) to measure how CO2 emission responses due to change in sector domination and capital-labor ratio, and iii) to measure whether technological progress helps to reduce CO2 emission level through energy efficiency. In doing so, we develop empirical frameworks based on the three propositions of Brock and Taylor (2005) to explain the relation between economic growth and CO2 emission. In order to apply the empirical frameworks, this study obtains panel time series data from Saudi Arabia of the year from 1980 to 2012 and analyzes the data by using ARDL and Structural Break cointegration frameworks. The expected finding of this study present study offers some important insights. Firstly, the relation between economic growth and CO2 emission follows U shape, implying that a further economic growth aggravates the CO2 emission level in the context of Saudi Arabia countries. In addition the elasticity of energy use and population growth of CO2 emissions are significant. The striking finding is that the development of agriculture sector helps to reduce CO2 emissions, but an increase contribution of industry, manufacture, and service sector to economy accelerates CO2 emissions. However, the capital-labor ratio has a mixed effect on CO2 emissions. Most importantly, the technological progress helps the attain energy efficiency, consequently it facilities to reduce CO2 emission marginally.
 
 
 

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