Halkos, George and Tzeremes, Nickolaos (2011): The effect of energy consumption on countries’ economic efficiency: a conditional robust non parametric approach.

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Abstract
This paper investigates the effect of energy consumption on countries’ economic efficiency. By using a sample of 18 EU countries for three census years (1980, 1990 and 2000) the paper employs conditional and unconditional robust nonparametric frontiers in order to establish such a relationship. By using probabilistic approaches it conditions the effect of energy consumption on the obtained countries’ economic efficiencies. With the use of nonparametric regressions the paper calculates the effect of energy consumption. The results reveal that lower levels of energy consumption increase countries’ economic efficiencies to a point where the effect of energy consumption on countries’ economic efficiency is neutral.
Item Type:  MPRA Paper 

Original Title:  The effect of energy consumption on countries’ economic efficiency: a conditional robust non parametric approach 
Language:  English 
Keywords:  Energy consumption; economic growth; robust efficiency estimators; conditional nonparametric techniques 
Subjects:  O  Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1  Economic Development > O13  Agriculture; Natural Resources; Energy; Environment; Other Primary Products Q  Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q4  Energy > Q40  General C  Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C6  Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling > C67  InputOutput Models C  Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C6  Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling > C60  General 
Item ID:  28692 
Depositing User:  Nickolaos Tzeremes 
Date Deposited:  08. Feb 2011 18:25 
Last Modified:  15. Feb 2013 00:40 
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