Does corruption matter for the environment? Panel evidence from China


LIAO X., DOĞAN E. , Baek J.

ECONOMICS-THE OPEN ACCESS OPEN-ASSESSMENT E-JOURNAL, vol.11, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5018/economics-ejournal.ja.2017-27
  • Title of Journal : ECONOMICS-THE OPEN ACCESS OPEN-ASSESSMENT E-JOURNAL

Abstract

This article examines the income-energy-SO2 emissions nexus by taking a corruption variable into account. To that end, the panel cointegration methods are applied to 29 Chinese provinces over 1999-2012. The authors 'empirical evidence shows that an increase in the number of anti-corruption cases tends to drive down SO2 emissions in China. It is also found that income growth appears to have a beneficial effect on decreasing SO2 emissions over the past two decades. Finally, energy consumption is found to increase SO2 emissions.