Carbon dioxide emissions and governance: A nonparametric analysis for the G-20. Energy Economics 40: 110-118

This paper applies nonparametric estimators to examine the carbon dioxide emissions-governance relationship. By using data for the twenty largest economies (Group of twenty, G-20) the dynamics of the considered relationship are analyzed for the time period 1996-2010. Six governance measures are included in our analysis (Voice and Accountability, Political Stability and Absence of Violence, Government Effectiveness, Regulatory Quality, Rule of Law and Control of Corruption) as have been defined by the World Bank.