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Governance, urbanization, and pollution: a cross-country analysis of global south region

Dash, Devi Prasad and Behera, Smruti Ranjan and Rao, D. Tripati and Sethi, Narayan and Loganathan, Nanthakumar (2020) Governance, urbanization, and pollution: a cross-country analysis of global south region. Cogent Economics and Finance, 8 (1). pp. 1-25. ISSN 2332-2039


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23322039.2020.1742023


This paper investigates the impact urbanization, industrialization, corruption, human development, energy consumption, and foreign direct investment (FDI) on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of 61 developing economies of the global south region of Asia, Africa, and Latin America during the period 1990–2015. The empirical results show that the effect of corruption on CO2 emissions is indeed heterogeneous and contradictory. Specifically, results exhibit that due to immature economic system, and policy paralysis, corruption penetrates the developing economies, and eventually cause carbon emission and pollution. Furthermore, results reveal that FDI guided by clean development mechanism and involved in emission reduction projects in the developing economies play a predominant role to curb the CO2 emission, pollution, and environmental degradation.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:human development, pollution, urbanization
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions:International Business School
ID Code:89755
Deposited By: Yanti Mohd Shah
Deposited On:22 Feb 2021 06:09
Last Modified:22 Feb 2021 06:09

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