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Economy-wide and manufacturing energy productivity transition paths and club convergence for OECD and non-OECD countries

Steven Parker and Brantley Liddle ()

Energy Economics, 2017, vol. 62, issue C, 338-346

Abstract: This work aims at developing a further understanding of the transition dynamics of energy productivity for a sample of 33 countries – including 23 low to middle income non-OECD countries – over the period 1971 to 2008. The focus of this work is on economy-wide and manufacturing energy productivities. We employ two steps of analysis, a preliminary step using simple methods consisting of sigma and gamma convergence and a second step employing a recent clustering algorithm that sorts countries into clubs. That clustering algorithm identified four clubs for economy-wide energy productivity and six clubs for manufacturing energy productivity. The newly industrializing countries and OECD countries were members of the better performing clubs.

Keywords: Energy productivity; Club convergence/clustering; Non-OECD; Transition paths; Manufacturing (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C33 Q40 Q43 Q49 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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