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The electricity consumption versus economic growth of the Polish economy

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  • Gurgul, Henryk
  • Lach, Łukasz

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The aim of this contribution is an investigation of causal interdependences between electricity consumption and GDP in Poland. Our research was conducted for total electricity consumption as well as for the industrial consumption of electricity. In order to reflect the causality between GDP and electricity consumption properly we performed our investigations in a three-dimensional framework with employment chosen as an additional variable. We used reliable quarterly data from the period Q1 2000–Q4 2009. In order to check the stability of the causalities the investigations were performed on two samples: a full sample and a pre-crisis (i.e. Q1 2000–Q3 2008) subsample. We applied both traditional methods and some recently developed econometric tools.

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Volume (Year): 34 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 500-510

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Keywords: Electricity consumption; Economic growth; Granger causality;

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