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On The Relationship between Energy Consumption and Real GDP in Iran: An Application of VEC Model

Amir Mansor Tehranchian
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Amir Mansor Tehranchian: Assistant professor, faculty of economics, university of Mazandaran, Iran

Iranian Economic Review (IER), 2006, vol. 11, issue 2, 141-147

Abstract: This paper examines the causal relationship between energy use and real GDP for the period 1967-2002 in Iran. The results of Phillips- Perron test indicate that the real GDP and the four categories of energy , i.e. coal, oil, gas, and hydroelectric energy are integrated of order one. Besides, the Johansen – Juselius maximum likelihood co- integration tests imply the existence of Granger causality. The VEC models that have been estimated to test the direction of Granger causality support a unidirectional causality from GDP to energy use in short run.

Keywords: Energy consumption; Economic growth; Granger causality; VEC model. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2006
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