||Electricity consumption and gross domestic product in an electricity community: Evidence from bound testing cointegration and Granger-causality tests
ALINSATO ALASTAIRE SENA ,
||Journal of Economics and International Finance
||This study probes the nexus between electricity consumption and gross domestic product (GDP) for
the electricity community of Togo and Benin using ARDL bounds testing approach of cointegration.
Long-run equilibrium has been established among these variables for Benin. The study further
establishes long and short-run Granger causality running from GDP to electricity consumption for
Benin and short-run Granger causality running from GDP to electricity consumption for Togo. The
results of the cointegration test and the causality reflect better the Benin and Togo economies that are
less dependent on electricity. The absence of causality running from electricity consumption to GDP
implies that the very low electricity consumption in both countries do not allow them to take advantage
of the benefits that electricity energy brings in terms of adoption of new technology as well as technical
||ARDL, cointegration, causality, growth, electricity.
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