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Energy and the Macroeconomy

Unveiling the Energy Saving Role of Banking Performance in Sub-Sahara Africa

Amuakwa-Mensah, F, Klege, R.A, Adom, P.K., Hagan, E, Amoah, A
Using a two-step system generalized method of moment (GMM) technique and a panel data for 43 sub-Sahara African countries from 1998 to 2012, this article examines the drivers of energy intensity. Specifically, the article tests two hypotheses: (1) improved banking performance does not foster energy...
May 2018
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Decomposing the South African CO₂ Emissions within a BRICS Countries Context: The Energy Rebound Hypothesis

Roula Inglesi-Lotz
The main purpose of this study is to test the hypothesis of the rebound effect for the South African case in the years between 1990 to 2014 by firstly, decomposing the driving forces of the changes in CO2 emissions of the country and secondly, comparing with the behaviors of other emerging...
Jun 2017
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The effect of education on a country’s energy consumption: Evidence from developed and developing countries

Roula Inglesi-Lotz and Luis Diez del Corral Morales
Education has been regarded throughout history as one of the main drivers of economic development and innovation, and can be viewed as one of the means available to nations for encouraging energy education, implementation of renewable energy and reduced energy consumption. This paper analyses the...
May 2017
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An Economy-Wide Evaluation of New Power Generation in South Africa: The Case of Kusile and Medupi

J. A.Bohlmann., H. R. Bohlmann, and R. Inglesi-Lotz
The South African economy has suffered over the past decade due to a lack of adequate electricity supply. With two new coal-fired power stations, Kusile and Medupi, scheduled to come online over a six year period (2014-2019), their additional generation capacity is expected to restore electricity...
Jun 2015
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