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The role of energy in the industrial revolution and modern economic growth

Stern, David; Kander, Astrid


The expansion in the supply of energy services over the last couple of centuries has reduced the apparent importance of energy in economic growth despite energy being an essential production input. We demonstrate this by developing a simple extension of the Solow growth model, which we use to investigate 200 years of Swedish data.We find that the elasticity of substitution between a capital-labor aggregate and energy is less than unity, which implies that when energy services are scarce they...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: The Energy Journal
DOI: 10.5547/01956574.33.3.5


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