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Energy Intensity and Economic Growth in the MENA Region: Analyses of Panel Heterogeneous

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  • Besma Talbi

    (Departement of Quantitative Methods, Polytechnic School of Tunisia, Carthage University, Tunisia)

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This article analyses energy intensity for panel of six Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries: Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Iran, Arabia Saudi and Emirats Arab, over the period 1980 to 2012. It is based on panel data econometrics heterogeneous according to cointegration tests developed by Pedroni and the Pooled Mean Group (PMG) estimator of Pesaran. The results show that energy intensity of GDP in MENA depends largely on the level of investment, the structure of economies and urbanization.

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  • Besma Talbi, 2015. "Energy Intensity and Economic Growth in the MENA Region: Analyses of Panel Heterogeneous," Bulletin of Energy Economics (BEE), The Economics and Social Development Organization (TESDO), vol. 3(4), pages 169-175, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:ijr:beejor:v:3:y:2015:i:4:p:169-175
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    Keywords

    Energy; Growth; MENA;
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    JEL classification:

    • Q4 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy
    • F43 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Economic Growth of Open Economies

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