Published: Dec. 30, 2018

This article analyzes the differential impact of economic globalization, the size and composition of the economy, and the nature of the political regime over national CO2 emission levels. We found that emissions are positively correlated with the national level of economic development, the relative weight of certain sectors in the economy, as well as with the degree of each country’s insertion into the global economy. However, we found that the effect of globalization on emissions grew faster in poorer countries than in richer ones. Our results also show that national democratic institutions do not guarantee lower levels of CO2 emissions.

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