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Assessing Energy Consumption and Energy Intensity Changes in Pakistan: An Application of Complete Decomposition Model

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  • Shaista Alam

    (Applied Economics Research Centre, University of Karachi.)

  • Mohammad Sabihuddin Butt

    (Applied Economics Research Centre, University of Karachi.)

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Complete decomposition model has been employed in the present study to decompose the changes in energy consumption and energy intensity in Pakistan during 1960 to 1998. A general decomposition model raises a problem due to residual term. In some models the residual term is omitted, which causes a large estimation error, while in some models the residual term is regarded as an interaction that might create a puzzle for the analysis. A complete decomposition model is used here to solve this problem.

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  • Shaista Alam & Mohammad Sabihuddin Butt, 2001. "Assessing Energy Consumption and Energy Intensity Changes in Pakistan: An Application of Complete Decomposition Model," The Pakistan Development Review, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, vol. 40(2), pages 135-147.
  • Handle: RePEc:pid:journl:v:40:y:2001:i:2:p:135-147
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    1. Akbar Ullah & Karim Khan & Munazza Akhtar, 2014. "Energy Intensity: A Decomposition Exercise for Pakistan," The Pakistan Development Review, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, vol. 53(4), pages 531-549.

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