The electricity consumption, employment and growth nexus: evidence from Lebanon

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dc.contributor.author Fakih, Ali
dc.contributor.author Marrouch, Walid
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-28T12:05:32Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-28T12:05:32Z
dc.date.copyright 2015
dc.date.issued 2016-01-28
dc.identifier.issn 1753-0229 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/2970
dc.description.abstract The causal relationship between electricity consumption and growth in Lebanon is examined using aggregate employment in a trivariate setting for the period 1980–2011. We test the main hypothesis that electricity is an input in the aggregate production function. Our results reject the input hypothesis in Lebanon in both the short run and long run. However, electricity is found to be a by-product only when we employ a stronger test for Granger causality. These results seem to suggest that electricity conservation strategies should be easier to implement without additional sacrifices to growth in Lebanon. By contrast, we find evidence of a long-run relationship between employment and growth. We offer some specific detailed strategy to Lebanon that provides support for carrying out policies that increase the level of labour-promoting investments in the country. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title The electricity consumption, employment and growth nexus: evidence from Lebanon en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOB en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201105198 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200200185 en_US
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department Department of Economics (ECON) en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal OPEC Energy Review en_US
dc.journal.volume 39 en_US
dc.journal.issue 3 en_US
dc.article.pages 298-321 en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/opec.12053 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Fakih, A., & Marrouch, W. (2015). The electricity consumption, employment and growth nexus: evidence from Lebanon. OPEC Energy Review, 39(3), 298-321. en_US
dc.author.email AFakih@lau.edu.lb
dc.author.email walid.marrouch@lau.edu.lb
dc.identifier.url http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/opec.12053/full
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8562-3308 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8488-6555 en_US

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