The Dynamic Relationship between Energy Consumption, Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions, and Economic Growth
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 July 2019) | Viewed by 11609
Interests: applied time series econometrics; international finance; international macroeconomics; European integration; health economics; energy economics; tourism economics
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The increasing threat of global warming and climate change has been a major, worldwide, ongoing concern for more than two decades. Global warming is being caused by the ever-increasing concentration of greenhouse gases (GHG), as well as other anthropogenic activities. Key factors that lead to increased GHG emissions are, among others, economic activity and energy usage.
As a consequence, the link among energy consumption, emissions, and economic growth has received considerable attention over the years from both policy makers and researchers, as the achievement of both environmental sustainability and sustainable development have gradually become major global concerns. The interest in this field has been further escalated due to the rather intricate character of this particular nexus, both from a theoretical and an empirical perspective.
The results of the existing literature on the abovementioned nexus are still contested, potentially due to differences in time-periods and country-data used, different econometric approaches and/or the omitted variable bias, as well as using static versus dynamic analysis and aggregated (total) energy consumption data versus disaggregated (e.g. oil, coal, natural gas, renewable) energy consumption data.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to collect research articles dedicated to the dynamic relationships among energy consumption, emissions, and the economic growth nexus. A special (but not exclusive) focus is put on the following topics:
- Modeling the dynamic casual relationships among energy consumption, emissions, and the economic growth nexus based on recently-developed econometric techniques;
- Examination of attainability/feasibility of achieving both economic development and environmental sustainability requirements;
- Use of alternative proxies of economic growth and additional pollutants, as well as controlling for potential exogenous factors in the examination of the abovementioned nexus.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nikolaos Antonakakis
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- economic growth
- greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
- energy consumption
- dynamic causality
- sustainable economic development
- environmental sustainability
- environmental Kuznets curve (EKC)
- fossil fuels
- renewable energy
- nuclear power