Nexus between electricity generation and economic growth in Bangladesh

Sarker, Abdur Rashid and Alam, Khorshed (2010) Nexus between electricity generation and economic growth in Bangladesh. Asian Social Science, 6 (12). pp. 16-22. ISSN 1911-2017

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This paper employs Granger-causality test on the nexus between economic growth and electricity generation using Bangladesh data covering the period 1973-2006. The test results indicate that only unidirectional causal relationship exists between electricity generation and economic growth. The short run causal relationship is found from electricity generation to economic growth. Policies and strategies for increasing electricity generation can therefore be implemented for speeding up of economic growth in the country.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Authors retain copyright. 'Copyrights for articles published in CCSE journals are retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal.'
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2010 11:48
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2012 04:15
Uncontrolled Keywords: economic growth; electricity generation; Granger causality; stationarity; cointegration
Fields of Research : 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140205 Environment and Resource Economics
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140202 Economic Development and Growth
14 Economics > 1403 Econometrics > 140305 Time-Series Analysis
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 85 Energy > 8506 Energy Storage, Distribution and Supply > 850601 Energy Services and Utilities
B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9101 Macroeconomics > 910103 Economic Growth

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