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Pollutant emissions, energy use and real output inSub-Saharan Africa (SSA) countries

Eregha, Perekunah Bright and Adeleye, Bosede Ngozi and Ogunrinola, Ifeoluwa I. (2022) Pollutant emissions, energy use and real output inSub-Saharan Africa (SSA) countries. Journal of Policy Modeling, 44. pp. 64-82.

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Industrialisation is pivotal to growth sustainability and this requires intense energy use that may invariablytrigger pollutant emissions thereby necessitating some evidence-based policy concerns. This study thereforeexamines the dynamic connection among pollutant emission, energy use and real output per capita in SSA.Owing to cross-sectional dependence, the Prais-Winsten model with panel-corrected standard error (PCSE)alongside the panel spatial correlation consistent (PSCC) approach is applied and key findings are established.First, the EKC hypothesis holds and this is striking for both oil-rich and oil-poor SSA countries. Second,energy use induces pollutant emissions in oil-rich SSA countries but not in oil-poor SSA countries. Third,pollutant emissions and energy use are real output per capita-enhancing in SSA generally and in oil-poorcountries. Thus, policy measures to safeguard efficient optimisation of energy use in ensuring a balance aswell as developing SSA’s rich renewable energy sources is imperative for long-run growth.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pollutant emissions; Energy use; Real output; Oil-rich SSA countries; Oil-poor SSA countries; Prais-Winstenmodel
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2022 12:24
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2022 12:24

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