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Cointegration and the Demand for Energy in Fiji

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  • Kumar, Saten

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This paper applies alternative time series techniques such as General to Specific (GETS) and Johansen Maximum Likelihood (JML) to estimate the long run income and price elasticities of demand for energy for Fiji. We also test for the causal relationship between energy consumption, GDP and energy prices using the Granger causality tests. Our results imply that there is a uni-directional causality running from GDP to energy consumption.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 18704.

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Date of creation: 10 Mar 2008
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:18704

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Keywords: Energy consumption; GDP; income elasticity; energy price elasticity;

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  1. Kumar, Saten & Manoka, Billy, 2008. "Testing the Stability of Demand for Money in Tonga," MPRA Paper 19300, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Rao, B. Bhaskara & Kumar, Saten, 2006. "Structural Breaks and the Demand for Money in Fiji," MPRA Paper 1549, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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