Economic and internet growth effect on electricity consumption in the BRICS countries

Afzal, Munshi Naser Ibne and Gow, Jeffrey and Rahman, Ashiqur (2019) Economic and internet growth effect on electricity consumption in the BRICS countries. International Advances in Economic Research, 25 (3). pp. 339-346. ISSN 1083-0898


This study investigated the impact of information communication technology and economic growth (measured as gross domestic product) on electricity consumption for a panel consisting of five emerging economic powerhouses, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. A dynamic panel data model for the period 1990–2014 was used for the analysis. The first main finding shows a positive and statistically significant effect of information communication technology uptake on electricity consumption. The second finding indicates that economic growth also has a positive and statistically significant effect on electricity consumption in these five countries.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce (1 Jul 2013 - 17 Jan 2021)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2020 22:51
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2020 01:50
Uncontrolled Keywords: Economic growth; Electricity consumption; ICT; Internet growth
Fields of Research (2008): 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140202 Economic Development and Growth
Fields of Research (2020): 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4404 Development studies > 440499 Development studies not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): B Economic Development > 85 Energy > 8506 Energy Storage, Distribution and Supply > 850601 Energy Services and Utilities
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