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Non-linear dynamics of electric power losses, electricity consumption, and GDP in Jamaica

Anupam Das and Adian McFarlane

Energy Economics, 2019, vol. 84, issue C

Abstract: We examine the relationship between electric power losses, electric power consumption, and GDP in Jamaica for the period 1971 to 2014 accounting for the non-linear growth in GDP. There are two key findings. First, there are cointegrating relationships between the energy variables and GDP. In the long run, a positive shock to electric power losses has a negative impact on GDP, but one to electric power consumption has a positive impact that peters out over time. Second, in the short run, the growth in the energy variables Granger cause GDP growth. We discuss the implications of these findings.

Keywords: Electricity consumption; electricity power losses; Jamaica; ARDL; VECM; Granger (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O13 O47 O54 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.1016/j.eneco.2019.104530

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