Revisiting the effects of renewable and non-renewable energy consumption on economic growth for eight countries: asymmetric panel quantile approach

Huthaifa Alqaralleh, Abdulnasser Hatemi-J

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    Abstract

    Purpose: This study aims to investigate the dynamic relationship between renewable and non-renewable energy sources on the economic growth of eight countries, the capital stock and labour force being used as control variables in each case. Questions that need to be asked include the following: Is there is an asymmetric and, hence, a non-linear relationship between variables? If yes, how does economic growth interact with both renewable and non-renewable energy consumption (EC)? How different are these relationships in the countries highly rated in the performance of renewable EC compared to those lowly rated? Design/methodology/approach: This paper uses asymmetric quantile-based methods to extract possible asymmetric and, hence, non-linear relationships between the underlying variables. Findings: A newly developed asymmetric panel quantile approach suggests that EC has a significant effect on economic growth in both directions of shocks as well as for the considered sample. The results further support the findings in recent literature on renewable energy deployment, given the importance of renewable EC for economic growth with the increased levels of renewable EC, although the initial investments may have a negative effect on economic growth for some countries. Originality/value: This study contributes to the literature in twofold. Firstly, it aims to contribute to the ongoing debate in literature by incorporating both renewable and non-renewable energy resources in the production function with labour and capital to test their asymmetric impact on economic growth. Secondly, this paper uses asymmetric quantile-based methods to extract possible asymmetric and, hence, non-linear relationships between the underlying variables. Another point that should be emphasised in this study is the need for studies analysing economic growth and EC for a sample of G20 countries based on a comparative view for the renewable and non-renewable EC in literature.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)334-349
    Number of pages16
    JournalInternational Journal of Energy Sector Management
    Volume18
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 5 2024

    Keywords

    • Asymmetric impacts
    • Energy-growth nexus
    • Panel quantile regression

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Energy
    • Strategy and Management

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