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Economy-wide and manufacturing energy productivity transition paths and club convergence for OECD and non-OECD countries

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  • Parker, Steven
  • Liddle, Brantley

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This work aims at developing a further understanding of the transition dynamics of energy productivity for a sample of 33 countries – including 23 low to middle income non-OECD countries – over the period 1971 to 2008. The focus of this work is on economy-wide and manufacturing energy productivities. We employ two steps of analysis, a preliminary step using simple methods consisting of sigma and gamma convergence and a second step employing a recent clustering algorithm that sorts countries into clubs. That clustering algorithm identified four clubs for economy-wide energy productivity and six clubs for manufacturing energy productivity. The newly industrializing countries and OECD countries were members of the better performing clubs.

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  • Parker, Steven & Liddle, Brantley, 2017. "Economy-wide and manufacturing energy productivity transition paths and club convergence for OECD and non-OECD countries," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 62(C), pages 338-346.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:eneeco:v:62:y:2017:i:c:p:338-346
    DOI: 10.1016/j.eneco.2016.07.018
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    1. Apergis, Nicholas & Ewing, Bradley T. & Payne, James E., 2017. "Introduction: Symposium on Energy Sector Convergence," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 62(C), pages 335-337.
    2. repec:eee:eneeco:v:67:y:2017:i:c:p:91-97 is not listed on IDEAS
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    Keywords

    Energy productivity; Club convergence/clustering; Non-OECD; Transition paths; Manufacturing;

    JEL classification:

    • C33 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • Q40 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - General
    • Q43 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Energy and the Macroeconomy
    • Q49 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Other

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