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Energy use and economic growth in Africa: a panel Granger-causality investigation

  • Mohamed El Hedi Arouri

    ()

    (EDHEC Business School)

  • Adel Ben Youssef

    ()

    (GREDEG-CNRS & Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis)

  • Hatem M'Henni

    ()

    (ESC Tunis, University of Manouba)

  • Christophe Rault

    ()

    (Toulouse Business School, France)

We make use of a bootstrap panel analysis of causality between energy use and economic growth for a sample of sixteen African countries over the period 1988-2010. Our results show that growth and energy use are strongly linked in Africa. However, African countries are heterogeneous and there is no “one way” recommendation about energy-growth relationship that may work for all countries in Africa.

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Volume (Year): 34 (2014)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 1247-1258

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