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Energy Intensity and Economic Growth in Selected West African Countries

Gershon, Obindah and Wopara, Morgan Manuchim and Osabohien, Romanus (2011) Energy Intensity and Economic Growth in Selected West African Countries. In: 2011 International Conference on Management and Service Science, 25-28 August 2020, Nairobi, Kenya.

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This study examined the long-run effect of energy intensity on economic growth of selected West African countries for the period 1988–2013 given data availability. To achieve its objective, the study uniquely applied the Panel Fully Modified Ordinary Least Squares (PFMOLS) and Panel Dynamic Least Squares (PDLS). Results of the long-run model, using both approaches, show positive interdependence between GDP and primary energy consumption, on one hand, and GDP and electricity consumption on the other hand. Granger Causality test shows unidirectional interdependence among the variables. Causality runs from GDP to Primary Energy Consumed in the long run. This means that energy conservation policy should be adopted in these countries. The findings show that energy intensity is positive and statistically significant in explaining the level of economic growth in the long-run within West Africa. So, the study concludes that energy conservation and efficiency are necessary factors to consider in deciding investments for the West African Power Pool (WAPP). Furthermore, energy efficiency policies and measures are needful even in countries with low energy access, thereby increasing productivity per unit of energy consumed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DT Africa
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2024 13:44
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2024 13:44

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