Effects of energy consumption and economic growth on environmental quality: evidence from Qatar

Salahuddin, Mohammad and Gow, Jeff (2019) Effects of energy consumption and economic growth on environmental quality: evidence from Qatar. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 26 (19). pp. 18124-18142. ISSN 0944-1344


This study examines the empirical effects of four variables: economic growth, energy consumption, foreign direct investment, and financial development on environmental quality in Qatar. Three environmental quality indicators, namely, per capita CO2 emissions, energy intensity (EI), and Adjusted National Savings (ANS) are used to examine the interactions between the variables using a time series dataset for the period 1980−2016. Following an appropriate multiple structural breaks unit root and cointegration tests, short- and long-run coefficients were estimated through the application of Autoregressive Distributive Lag (ARDL) model. The Toda-Yamamoto (TY) causality test was conducted to determine the causal link, if any, among the variables. Estimated results suggest a detrimental long-run effect of energy consumption on all three indicators of environmental quality. FDI has a negative long-run effect on environmental quality when it is measured by EI only. Financial development has no significant effect on any of the indicators. Bidirectional causality are noted between three variables: economic growth, energy consumption, and financial development and all three indicators of environmental quality. Policy implications are discussed.

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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: Historic - Institute for Resilient Regions - Centre for Health, Informatics and Economic Research (1 Aug 2018 - 31 Mar 2020)
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2020 02:56
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2020 05:21
Uncontrolled Keywords: economic growth; energy consumption; environmental quality; Qatar
Fields of Research (2008): 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140205 Environment and Resource Economics
Fields of Research (2020): 38 ECONOMICS > 3801 Applied economics > 380105 Environment and resource economics
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): B Economic Development > 85 Energy > 8507 Energy Conservation and Efficiency > 850701 Commercial Energy Conservation and Efficiency
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-019-05188-w
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/37797

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