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Energy demand models: a threshold panel specification of the 'Kuznets curve'

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  • Julien Fouquau
  • Ghislaine Destais
  • Christophe Hurlin

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This article proposes an original panel specification of the energy demand model. Based on panel threshold regression models, we derive country-specific and time-specific energy elasticity. We find a fall of the elasticity when the income level increase.

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  • Julien Fouquau & Ghislaine Destais & Christophe Hurlin, 2009. "Energy demand models: a threshold panel specification of the 'Kuznets curve'," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 16(12), pages 1241-1244.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:16:y:2009:i:12:p:1241-1244
    DOI: 10.1080/13504850701367197
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