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Do government activities determine electricity consumption in Ghana? An empirical investigation

Samuel Yeboah ()

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: The paper investigates the long-run relationship between government activities and electricity consumption using annual data collected from world development indicator for a period of 1971 to 2011 in Ghana. The paper adopts the autoregressive distributed lag model of co integration for the estimation. The estimation reveals both short run and long-run relationships between government expenditure and electricity consumption. The findings suggest that government activities explain electricity consumption in Ghana for the period under discussion, and could be considered as a policy variable in the management of electricity consumption.

Keywords: Government expenditures; Electricity consumption; Co-integration; Short run; long run. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H50 H72 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2018-08-19
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