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Estimating petroleum products demand elasticities in Nigeria: A multivariate cointegration approach

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  • Iwayemi, Akin
  • Adenikinju, Adeola
  • Babatunde, M. Adetunji
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    This paper formulates and estimates petroleum products demand functions in Nigeria at both aggregative and product level for the period 1977 to 2006 using multivariate cointegration approach. The estimated short and long-run price and income elasticities confirm conventional wisdom that energy consumption responds positively to changes in GDP and negatively to changes in energy price. However, the price and income elasticities of demand varied according to product type. Kerosene and gasoline have relatively high short-run income and price elasticities compared to diesel. Overall, the results show petroleum products to be price and income inelastic.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Energy Economics.

    Volume (Year): 32 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 1 (January)
    Pages: 73-85

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:eneeco:v:32:y:2010:i:1:p:73-85

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    Keywords: Petroleum products Price elasticity Income elasticity Cointegration;

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    1. Havranek, Tomas & Irsova, Zuzana & Janda, Karel, 2011. "Demand for gasoline is more price-inelastic than commonly thought," Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley, Working Paper Series qt0m94j50t, Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley.
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