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Coal consumption: An alternate energy resource to fuel economic growth in Pakistan

  • Satti, Saqlain Latif
  • Hassan, Muhammad Shahid
  • Mahmood, Haider
  • Shahbaz, Muhammad

This study is an attempt to revisit the causal relationship between coal consumption and economic growth in case of Pakistan. The present study covers the period of 1974–2010. The direction of causality between the variables is investigated by applying the VECM Granger causality approach. Our findings have exposed that there exists bidirectional Granger causality between economic growth and coal consumption. The Cumulative Sum (CUSUM) and Cumulative Sum of Square (CUSUMSQ) diagrams have not found any structural instability over the period of 1974–2010.

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Volume (Year): 36 (2014)
Issue (Month): C ()
Pages: 282-287

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