International trade, economic growth and environment in Senegal

Cheikh Tidiane NDOUR

Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar, Faculté des Sciences Economiques et de Gestion Département d’Economie, Sénégal
ORCID : 0000-0003-2080-4295

Adama FAYE

Université Alioune Diop de Bambey, UFR Santé et Développement Durable Département Développement Durable, Sénégal
ORCID : 0000-0002-7849-2469

Abstract : This paper aimed to bridge the gap in the literature on the relationship between international trade, economic growth and the environment by contributing to a new ana- lysis by country. In this regard, the relationship between international trade and carbon (CO2) emissions was investigated by simultaneously checking the environmental Kuznets curve (EKC) hypothesis. From time series data over the period 1971–2016, our methodo- logy relied on cointegration analysis with the Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) test approach. The results show that the intensity of international trade decreases CO2 emissions in Senegal. In addition, the analysis confirms the long-term U-shaped hypothesis between CO2 emissions and economic growth.

Keywords : international trade, economic growth, CO2 emissions, environmental Kuznets curve.

JEL Classification : Q50, Q56.