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Do government activities determine electricity consumption in Ghana? An empirical investigation

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The paper investigates the long-run relationship between government activities and electricity consumption using annual data collected from world development indicator for a period of 1971 to 2011 in Ghana. The paper adopts the autoregressive distributed lag model of co integration for the estimation. The estimation reveals both short run and long-run relationships between government expenditure and electricity consumption. The findings suggest that government activities explain electricity consumption in Ghana for the period under discussion, and could be considered as a policy variable in the management of electricity consumption.

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  • Asuamah Yeboah, Samuel, 2018. "Do government activities determine electricity consumption in Ghana? An empirical investigation," MPRA Paper 89408, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Government expenditures; Electricity consumption; Co-integration; Short run; long run.;
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    JEL classification:

    • H50 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - General
    • H72 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Budget and Expenditures

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