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Nuclear energy consumption and economic growth in OECD countries: Cross-sectionally dependent heterogeneous panel causality analysis

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  • Nazlioglu, Saban
  • Lebe, Fuat
  • Kayhan, Selim

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The purpose of this study is to determine the direction causality between nuclear energy consumption and economic growth in OECD countries. The empirical model that includes capital and labor force as the control variables is estimated for the panel of fourteen OECD countries during the period 1980-2007. Apart from the previous studies in the nuclear energy consumption and economic growth relationship, this study utilizes the novel panel causality approach, which allows both cross-sectional dependency and heterogeneity across countries. The findings show that there is no causality between nuclear energy consumption and economic growth in eleven out of fourteen cases, supporting the neutrality hypothesis. As a sensitivity analysis, we also conduct Toda-Yamamoto time series causality method and find out that the results from the panel causality analysis are slightly different than those from the time-series causality analysis. Thereby, we can conclude that the choice of statistical tools in analyzing the nature of causality between nuclear energy consumption and economic growth may play a key role for policy implications.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Energy Policy.

Volume (Year): 39 (2011)
Issue (Month): 10 (October)
Pages: 6615-6621

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Handle: RePEc:eee:enepol:v:39:y:2011:i:10:p:6615-6621

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Keywords: Nuclear energy consumption Economic growth Panel causality;

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  1. Anis Omri & Anissa Chaibi, 2014. "Nuclear energy, renewable energy, and economic growth in developed and developing countries : A modelling analysis from simultaneous-equation models," Working Papers 2014-188, Department of Research, Ipag Business School.
  2. Pao, Hsiao-Tien & Li, Yi-Ying & Hsin-Chia Fu,, 2014. "Clean energy, non-clean energy, and economic growth in the MIST countries," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 67(C), pages 932-942.
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