Received: 2019-06-15  |  Accepted: 2019-09-28  |  Published: 2019-12-15

Title

Trade openness and CO2 emissions nexus in Oman


Abstract

Trade Openness (TO) has a strong role in the development of an economy but its impact on the overall environmental profile of a country is debatable. This analysis is focused to test how trade openness affects CO2 emissions in Oman. Unit root tests are conducted and ARDL model is employed using data from 1972-2014. The results of the study suggested that both Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita and trade openness seem to have the positive impact on CO2 emissions. It means that a higher GDP per capita and trade openness destructs the environment in the country. The results leave space for Oman’s government to consider the environment while devising its trade policies.


Keywords

trade openness, CO2 emissions, per capita GDP


JEL classifications

F14 , Q53 , F43


URI

http://jssidoi.org/jesi/article/439


DOI


Pages

1319-1329


Funding


This is an open access issue and all published articles are licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Authors

Zamil, Ahmad M. A.
Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia https://psau.edu.sa
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Furqan, Maham
S&P Global Market Intelligence, Islamabad, Pakistan https://www.spglobal.com
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Mahmood, Haider
Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia https://psau.edu.sa
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Journal title

Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues

Volume

7


Number

2


Issue date

December 2019


Issue DOI


ISSN

ISSN 2345-0282 (online)


Publisher

VšĮ Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Center, Vilnius, Lithuania

Cited

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