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Electricity availability: A precondition for faster economic growth?

Best, Rohan; Burke, Paul

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We investigate if greater electricity availability helps countries ascend to faster economic growth trajectories. This is an important question for many developing countries that are currently prioritizing infrastructure investments. Using cross-sectional and panel regressions with national-level decadal data, we find some evidence that electricity availability has a significant effect on subsequent economic growth. However, much of the effect disappears once suitable controls are included. We...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/144673
Source: Energy Economics
DOI: 10.1016/j.eneco.2018.06.018

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