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Energy prices, energy conservation, and economic growth: Evidence from the postwar United States

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  • Jin, Jang C.
  • Choi, Jai-Young
  • Yu, Eden S.H.
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    The effects of energy prices and energy conservation on economic growth have been examined empirically for the postwar U.S. economy. A vector autoregressive model includes real GDP, real capital, labor, real energy prices, and the Divisia energy index. A key feature of our finding is that some damaging effects of energy conservation on the macroeconomy are statistically insignificant in the short run, and the insignificant short-run effects are quickly enervated over time. Alternative measures of energy use also suggest that energy conservation has no significant impact on real output growth. The findings are generally consistent with the neoclassical position that real economic growth of the United States is neutral with respect to changes in energy use. One exception is the case that energy prices are omitted from the model.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal International Review of Economics & Finance.

    Volume (Year): 18 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 4 (October)
    Pages: 691-699

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:reveco:v:18:y:2009:i:4:p:691-699

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    Keywords: Energy conservation Economic growth Energy prices Variance decompositions Impulse responses;

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    1. Shahiduzzaman, Md & Alam, Khorshed, 2012. "A reassessment of energy and GDP relationship: A case of Australia," MPRA Paper 36256, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Zhang, Huiming & Zhou, Dequn & Cao, Jie, 2011. "A quantitative assessment of energy strategy evolution in China and US," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 15(1), pages 886-890, January.

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