Essays on Energy and Environmental Economics

Yifei Cai

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This dissertation includes four core chapters on energy and environmental economic issues. The first chapter tests the causality between the US partisan conflict shock and crude oil return by using a rolling window sub-sample approach. The second chapter focuses on the topic of establishing a gas pricing mechanism independent of oil pricing. The third chapter employs a time-varying model to examine the interaction between geopolitical risks and renewable energy consumption. The fourth chapter examines the convergence of CO2 emissions per capita by utilizing a panel unit root test with sharp and smooth breaks. Policy implications are discussed in the conclusion.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Wu, Yanrui, Supervisor
  • Siddique, Abu, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date21 Jun 2021
Publication statusUnpublished - 2021


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