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

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  • 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)

Abstract

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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  • Mohamed El Hedi Arouri & Adel Ben Youssef & Hatem M'Henni & Christophe Rault, 2014. "Energy use and economic growth in Africa: a panel Granger-causality investigation," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 34(2), pages 1247-1258.
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    Keywords

    Energy use; Growth; VAR;

    JEL classification:

    • Q4 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy
    • Q5 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics

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