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The Role of Information Communication Technology and Economic Growth in Recent Electricity Demand: Fresh Evidence from Combine Cointegration Approach in UAE

Muhammad Shahbaz (), Rashid Sbia (), Helmi Hamdi () and Ijaz Ur Rehman

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Abstract: This paper investigates relationship between information communication technology (ICT), economic growth and electricity consumption using data of UAE over the period of 1975-2011.We have tested the unit properties of variables and the Bayer and Hanck combined cointegration approach for long run relationship. The innovative accounting approach is applied to test the robustness of the VECM Granger causality findings. Our empirical results confirm the existence of cointegration between the series. We find that ICT adds in electricity demand but electricity prices lower it. Income growth increases electricity consumption. The non-linear relationship between ICT and electricity consumption is an Inverted U-shaped. The causality results reveal that ICT and electricity prices Granger cause electricity demand. The feedback effect exists between economic growth and electricity consumption

Keywords: ICT; Growth; Electricity; UAE (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O3 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014-01-16, Revised 2014-01-25
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-ara, nep-ene, nep-fdg and nep-gro
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Working Paper: The Role of Information Communication Technology and Economic Growth in Recent Electricity Demand: Fresh Evidence from Combine Cointegration Approach in UAE (2016)
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