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Do political economy factors matter in explaining the increase in the production of bioenergy?

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  • Eric Nazindigouba Kere

In this paper, we analyse the impact of political economy factors on the production of bioenergy. We theoretically and empirically show that the quality of governance and environmental policy stringency instruments promote the development of bioenergy production. We also find that the factors that favour oil production and renewable energy negatively influence the development of bioenergy, whereas the conditions of production (cereal yield) and demand factors (gross domestic product, population density, and urbanization) tend to favour the production of bioenergy.

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Paper provided by World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) in its series WIDER Working Paper Series with number 025.

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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: 2016
Handle: RePEc:unu:wpaper:wp2016-025
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