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A Disaggregated Analysis of Energy Demand in Sub-Saharan Africa

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  • Aisha Kolawole

    (Oxford Brookes Business School, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford OX3 0BP, UK)

  • Sola Adesola

    (Oxford Brookes Business School, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford OX3 0BP, UK)

  • Glauco De Vita

    (Centre for Business in Society, Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry CV1 5FB, UK)

Abstract

Adequate energy is required in Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries to promote economic growth and development. The purpose of this study is to identify and analyse the determinants of disaggregated energy demand in SSA. Using reliable macroeconomic and energy data collected from publicly available databases over the period 1980-2013 for selected countries in the region, we estimate fixed and random effects panel data models to examine the determinants of electricity, diesel, petrol, kerosene, solid biomass and liquefied petroleum gas consumption. We find that income, urbanization, economic structure and population are significant determinants of energy demand in SSA. Important implications flow from these findings.

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  • Aisha Kolawole & Sola Adesola & Glauco De Vita, 2017. "A Disaggregated Analysis of Energy Demand in Sub-Saharan Africa," International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, Econjournals, vol. 7(2), pages 224-235.
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    Keywords

    Energy Consumption; Income; Sub-Saharan African;
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    JEL classification:

    • C33 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • Q41 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Demand and Supply; Prices
    • Q43 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Energy and the Macroeconomy

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