To read this content please select one of the options below:

Survey of the international evidence on the causal relationship between energy consumption and growth

James E. Payne (Department of Economics, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, USA)

Journal of Economic Studies

ISSN: 0144-3585

Article publication date: 26 January 2010

6061

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to survey the empirical literature on the causal relationship between energy consumption and economic growth.

Design/methodology/approach

The four major hypotheses (growth, conservation, neutrality, and feedback) are briefly outlined with respect to the energy consumption‐growth nexus and corresponding policy implications of each. The survey focuses on country coverage, variables selected and model specification, econometric approaches, various methodological issues, and empirical results.

Findings

Though there is no clear consensus on the results for a specific country or groups of countries, directions for future research are discussed.

Research limitations/implications

The research surveyed may be dated by the time of publication given the ongoing research in this area.

Originality/value

This paper serves as a reference for researchers on the causal relationship between energy consumption and economic growth.

Keywords

Citation

Payne, J.E. (2010), "Survey of the international evidence on the causal relationship between energy consumption and growth", Journal of Economic Studies, Vol. 37 No. 1, pp. 53-95. https://doi.org/10.1108/01443581011012261

Publisher

:

Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2010, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Related articles