Date of Publication

9-18-2021

Document Type

Bachelor's Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts Major in Economics/ Bachelor of Science in Advertising Management

Subject Categories

Economics | Environmental Studies

College

School of Economics

Department/Unit

Economics

Thesis Advisor

Marites M. Tiongco
Arlene B. Inocencio
Alellie B. Sobrevinas
Mitzie Irene P. Conchada
Renz Adrian T. Calub

Defense Panel Chair

Marites M. Tiongco

Defense Panel Member

Arlene B. Inocencio
Alellie B. Sobrevinas
Mitzie Irene P. Conchada
Renz Adrian T. Calub

Abstract/Summary

Existing research in the digitalization’s effects on carbon dioxide emissions mostly consists of qualitative studies and does not work with an economic theoretical framework. This paper aimed to address that gap through investigating their relationship using an externality framework. This study employs panel data for dataset of 58 countries for the period 2007 to 2018. The study used a 2SLS panel data model, to measure this relationship. The results indicate that digitalization influences carbon dioxide emissions through GDP. Digitalized GDP changes to negatively affect the volume of carbon dioxide emissions a country produces. Digital exports, mobile subscribers, and fixed broadband subscribers contributed to digitalized GDP. Digital exports, however, were shown to be the most significant digitalization variable which affected GDP. To improve digitalization’s effects on carbon dioxide, it is important to channel more investments into digital exports.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Electronic

Physical Description

60 leaves

Keywords

Electronic records--Environmental aspects; Carbon dioxide mitigation

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9-17-2023

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