مصرف انرژی و رشد اقتصادی در چین:یک آزمایش علیت چند متغیره
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|11230||2011||8 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||محاسبه نشده|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Energy Policy, Volume 39, Issue 7, July 2011, Pages 4399–4406
This study takes a fresh look at the direction of causality between energy consumption and economic growth in China during the period from 1972 to 2006, using a multivariate cointegration approach. Given the weakness associated with the bivariate causality framework, the current study performs a multivariate causality framework by incorporating capital and labor variables into the model between energy consumption and economic growth based on neo-classical aggregate production theory. Using the recently developed autoregressive distributed lag (ARDL) bounds testing approach, a long-run equilibrium cointegration relationship has been found to exist between economic growth and the explanatory variables: energy consumption, capital and employment. Empirical results reveal that the long-run parameter of energy consumption on economic growth in China is approximately 0.15, through a long-run static solution of the estimated ARDL model, and that for the short-run is approximately 0.12 by the error correction model. The study also indicates the existence of short-run and long-run causality running from energy consumption, capital and employment to economic growth. The estimation results imply that energy serves as an important source of economic growth, thus more vigorous energy use and economic development strategies should be adopted for China.
In the past three decades the relationship between energy consumption and economic growth on a national and international level has been a well studied topic (Ang, 2008 and Oh and Lee, 2004b), initially motivated by concerns about the security of energy supply (Bohi and Zimmerman, 1984) and later in view of additional concerns about the effects of greenhouse gas emissions on global warming (Hu and Lin, 2008). As for China's energy consumption since the beginning of the 2000s, the average growth in electricity consumption has been 8.8%, which is close to the real GDP growth of 10.4% over the same period. The purpose of this paper is to determine whether there is a stationary, long-run equilibrium relationship between energy consumption and real GDP for China, and to re-examine multivariate causality between these variables, employing the bounds testing approach to cointegration, within an autoregressive distributed lag (ARDL) framework suggested by Pesaran (Pesaran and Shin, 1999 and Pesaran et al., 2001). From a policy viewpoint, the direction of causality between these variables shall have a significant bearing upon policy (Asafu-Adjaye, 2000, Ghosh, 2002, Narayan and Prasad, 2008, Narayan and Smyth, 2005 and Yoo, 2005). If a finding in favor of a positive unidirectional Granger causality runs from economic growth or labor force to energy consumption or if there is no causality in either direction, this implies that energy conservation policies would not have adverse effect economic growth. However, if unidirectional causality runs from energy consumption to economic growth or labor force, then reducing electricity consumption could lead to a fall in economic growth. The contribution of our empirical study is twofold. First, to remedy econometric issue in estimation due to the omission of relevant variables, this study employs a multivariate causality test by incorporating capital and labor variables into the model between energy consumption and economic growth. Second, this study employs the ARDL bound testing approach of cointegration, as it should be shown to have better small-sample merit than existing cointegration tests. These two developments will potentially produces more precise and reliable results and hence will provide viable policy implication on energy use and economic development derived from our study. The remainder of this paper is organized as follows: Section 2 provides a brief overview of the related literature; Section 3 describes the model, econometric methodology and data used in the study; Section 4 presents the unit root test results, the cointegration results and vector error correction model and Granger causality test results, followed by policy analysis in Section 5 and finally the conclusions.
نتیجه گیری انگلیسی
This paper has presented the empirical analysis of dynamic relationship between energy consumption and economic growth for China over the period 1972–2006 employing a neo-classical aggregate production model. To complement the findings of cointegration analysis, we performed ARDL–ECM to throw light on the causal links of energy consumption and real GDP. The empirical results provide support for a long run relationship between the variables, indicating that economic growth is positively related to energy consumption in the long run. The causality results support the argument that energy is a limiting factor in economic growth and energy consumption exerts a positive causal influence on economic growth of China in the long run. The empirical result of a unilateral Granger causality running from energy consumption to economic growth in the long run implies that China is an energy dependent economy, and that restrictions on energy use may significantly hamper economic growth. To resolve the energy use vs. economic growth dilemma, China should make joint efforts toward enhancement of energy efficiency, amelioration of energy structure and adjustment of economic structure.