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Urbanization and non-renewable energy demand: A comparison of developed and emerging countries

Zouhair Mrabet, Mouyad Alsamara, Ali Salman Saleh and Sajid Anwar

Energy, 2019, vol. 170, issue C, 832-839

Abstract: Much of the current literature that deals with the effect of urbanization on energy demand focuses only on a specific region or a single country. This research extends the current literature by concentrating on a sample of countries containing developed and emerging countries. Our study inspect for those countries the impacts of urbanization and other key determinants on demand of non-renewable energy during the period 1980–2014. In addition, this empirical research employs an advanced heterogeneous panel techniques such as Augmented Mean Groups (AMG). Our empirical results suggest that a one percent rises in urbanization rises the consumption of non-renewable energy by 0.72%. We find that (as compared to the effect of factors such as the GDP and the price of oil) urbanization has the largest effect on non-renewable energy demand.

Keywords: Urbanization; Non-renewable energy consumption; GDP; Oil price; MG; AMG; CCEMG (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: R19 Q43 C23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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