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A Disaggregated Analysis of Energy Demand in Sub-Saharan Africa


Adequate energy is required in Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries to promote economic growth and development. The purpose of this study is to identify and analyse the determinants of disaggregated energy demand in SSA. Using reliable macroeconomic and energy data collected from publicly available databases over the period 1980-2013 for selected countries in the region, we estimate fixed and random effects panel data models to examine the determinants of electricity, diesel, petrol, kerosene, solid biomass and liquefied petroleum gas consumption. We find that income, urbanization, economic structure and population are significant determinants of energy demand in SSA. Important implications flow from these findings.

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Kolawole, Aisha
Adesola, Sola
De Vita, Glauco

Oxford Brookes departments

Faculty of Business\Department of Business and Management


Year of publication: 2017
Date of RADAR deposit: 2017-07-25

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