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Are Sectoral Outputs in Pakistan Led by Energy Consumption?

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  • Venus khim-sen Liew

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    (Universiti Malaysia Sarawak)

  • Thurai murugan Nathan

    ()
    (Universiti Malaysia Sarawak)

  • Wing-keung Wong

    ()
    (Hong Kong Baptist University)

Abstract

We investigate the relationships between energy consumption and the outputs of the main economic sectors in Pakistan, where energy shortage is a major challenge faced by the economy. It is found that services and industrial output, which make up of fourth-fifth of Pakistan gross domestic product, are not led by energy consumption in the country. Hence, the government of Pakistan could impose energy conservation measures on these two sectors with little or no adverse effect on the growth of these sectors.

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Article provided by AccessEcon in its journal Economics Bulletin.

Volume (Year): 32 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 2326-2331

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Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-12-00548

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Keywords: Agriculture Output; Services Output; Industrial Outputs; Energy Consumption; Pakistan;

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  1. Tang, Chor Foon & Shahbaz, Muhammad, 2013. "Sectoral analysis of the causal relationship between electricity consumption and real output in Pakistan," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 60(C), pages 885-891.

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