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A Note on Electricity-Growth Nexus in Bahrain

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  • Helmi Hamdi

    (CERGAM-CAE Aix-Marseille University, Financial Stability Directorate/ Central Bank of Bahrain)

  • Rashid Sbia

    (Economic Studies and Research Directorate, Ministry of Finance- Kingdom of Bahrain, P.O Box 333, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain)

Abstract

The present study examines the relationship between electricity consumption and economic growth using the data of the Kingdom of Bahrain. The study covers the period of 1980-2008. The Johansen-Fisher cointegration approach is applied and results indicate the presence of cointegration between electricity consumption and economic growth. The VECM Granger causality analysis reveals that the relationship between electricity consumption and economic growth in long run is bidirectional but in short run, economic growth is Granger cause of electricity consumption.

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  • Helmi Hamdi & Rashid Sbia, 2013. "A Note on Electricity-Growth Nexus in Bahrain," Bulletin of Energy Economics (BEE), The Economics and Social Development Organization (TESDO), vol. 1(4), pages 28-34, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:ijr:beejor:v:1:y:2013:i:4:p:28-34
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    1. Hamdi, Helmi & Sbia, Rashid & Shahbaz, Muhammad, 2014. "The nexus between electricity consumption and economic growth in Bahrain," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 38(C), pages 227-237.
    2. Shahbaz, Muhammad & Loganathan, Nanthakumar & Zeshan, Mohammad & Zaman, Khalid, 2015. "Does renewable energy consumption add in economic growth? An application of auto-regressive distributed lag model in Pakistan," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 44(C), pages 576-585.
    3. Muhammad Shahbaz & Ijaz Ur Rehman & Rashid Sbia & Helmi Hamdi, 2016. "The Role of Information Communication Technology and Economic Growth in Recent Electricity Demand: Fresh Evidence from Combine Cointegration Approach in UAE," Journal of the Knowledge Economy, Springer;Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET), vol. 7(3), pages 797-818, September.
    4. Cosimo Magazzino, 2016. "The relationship between real GDP, CO2 emissions, and energy use in the GCC countries: A time series approach," Cogent Economics & Finance, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 4(1), pages 1152729-115, December.

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    Keywords

    Electricity consumption; Growth; Bahrain;
    All these keywords.

    JEL classification:

    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products
    • Q43 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Energy and the Macroeconomy
    • C33 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models

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