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Energy consumption and economic growth nexus in Tanzania: An ARDL bounds testing approach

Show simple item record Odhiambo N.M. en 2012-11-01T16:31:25Z 2012-11-01T16:31:25Z 2009 en
dc.identifier.citation Energy Policy en
dc.identifier.citation 37 en
dc.identifier.citation 2 en
dc.identifier.issn 3014215 en
dc.identifier.other 10.1016/j.enpol.2008.09.077 en
dc.description.abstract In this paper, we examine the intertemporal causal relationship between energy consumption and economic growth in Tanzania during the period of 1971-2006. Unlike the majority of the previous studies, we employ the newly developed autoregressive distributed lag (ARDL)-bounds testing approach by Pesaran et al. [2001. Bounds testing approaches to the analysis of level relationships. Journal of Applied Econometrics 16, 289-326] to examine this linkage. We also use two proxies of energy consumption, namely total energy consumption per capita and electricity consumption per capita. The results of the bounds test show that there is a stable long-run relationship between each of the proxies of energy consumption and economic growth. The results of the causality test, on the other hand, show that there is a unidirectional causal flow from total energy consumption to economic growth and a prima-facie causal flow from electricity consumption to economic growth. Overall, the study finds that energy consumption spurs economic growth in Tanzania. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Economic growth; Energy consumption; Tanzania Electric power utilization; Growth (materials); A stables; Autoregressive; Bounds testing; Bounds tests; Causal relationships; Causality tests; Economic growth; Electricity consumptions; Energy consumption; Per capita; Tanzania; Total energy consumptions; Economics; economic growth; economic impact; energy use; regression analysis; temporal analysis; testing method; Africa; East Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa; Tanzania en
dc.title Energy consumption and economic growth nexus in Tanzania: An ARDL bounds testing approach en
dc.type Article en

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