SOCIAL INDICATORS RESEARCH, vol.164, no.3, pp.1043-1059, 2022 (SSCI)
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SOCIAL INDICATORS RESEARCH
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Human Well-being, Human Development, Green Trade openness, renewable energy consumption, CO2 emissions, ECONOMIC-GROWTH, AFRICAN COUNTRIES, GLOBALIZATION, COINTEGRATION, EMISSIONS, CARBON, NEXUS
Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated:
Human well-being is an important indicator that indicates the welfare level of society. In recent literature, scholars have attempted to detect the determinants of human well-being. However, the impact of green trade openness on human well-being has not been investigated. Also, there are limited studies on renewable energy and the human well-being nexus. Hence, this study aims to investigate the impact of green trade openness and renewable energy consumption on human well-being for 25 European Union (EU) member states over the period from 2003 to 2016. The empirical findings demonstrated that green trade openness increases human well-being in all quantiles (0.1-0.90), while renewable energy consumption shows a significant and positive effect on human well-being across quantiles (0.1-0.90) in EU nations. These conclusions were found robust in all estimation techniques. Lastly, policy suggestions are directed to raise the level of human well-being.