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Conditional convergence in Australia's energy consumption at the sector level

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  • Mishra, Vinod
  • Smyth, Russell

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We examine the convergence of energy consumption per capita at the sector level in Australia over the period 1973–74 to 2013–14. To do so, we employ recently developed LM and RALS-LM unit root tests that accommodate up to two endogenously determined structural breaks. We find support for energy consumption per capita convergence for six of seven sectors in Australia.

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  • Mishra, Vinod & Smyth, Russell, 2017. "Conditional convergence in Australia's energy consumption at the sector level," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 62(C), pages 396-403.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:eneeco:v:62:y:2017:i:c:p:396-403
    DOI: 10.1016/j.eneco.2016.07.009
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    • C50 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - General
    • Q40 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - General

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