Handbook on Energy and Economic Growth


Handbook on Energy and Economic Growth

9781802204797 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Mohamed Arouri, Professor of Finance, Université Côte d’Azur and Mathieu Gomes, Associate Professor of Finance, Université Clermont Auvergne, France
Publication Date: July 2024 ISBN: 978 1 80220 479 7 Extent: 494 pp
This comprehensive Handbook examines the links between energy, the economy, and the environment. Esteemed international experts explore the ways in which energy contributes to economic growth, particularly in the context of geopolitical uncertainties.

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This comprehensive Handbook examines the links between energy, the economy, and the environment. Esteemed international experts explore the ways in which energy contributes to economic growth, particularly in the context of geopolitical and climate uncertainties.

Highlighting the importance of balancing environmental needs with economic development, the authors in this Handbook underline the socio-economic impact of environmental policies and regulations. They explore recent trends in energy efficiency and ‘renewable’ and ‘green’ energy sources, as well as developments in climate finance and corporate social responsibility and their impacts on the energy–growth nexus in key sectors such as agriculture, energy, health and tourism. Chapters include empirical assessments of the energy–economic growth nexus, analyses of the energy transition and associated challenges, advanced developments in energy-growth models and their practical applications. Focus is placed on multiple phenomena impacting energy supply and demand, including increasing climate concerns, ongoing international geopolitical tensions, energy physical realities, and the Covid-19 health crisis.

Providing a range of cross-disciplinary perspectives as well as avenues for future research, this timely Handbook is a valuable resource for graduate students and academics in development and energy economics, business and environment science studies. It is also beneficial to analysts, policymakers and professionals working in the fields of energy and the environment.


Energy and economic growth: introduction and roadmap 1
Mohamed Arouri and Mathieu Gomes

1 Does the energy sector’s seasonality impact economic growth volatility? 9
Diogo Santos Pereira, Luís Miguel Marques and António Cardoso Marques
2 Energy consumption, CO2 emissions and the economic growth nexus in EU
countries over the period 1995–2020 30
Nikolaos Antonakakis and Yaroslav Usikov
3 Carbon emission regulations and economic growth 63
Nicola Comincioli and Sergio Vergalli
4 How does institutional quality affect the finance–energy–growth nexus? The
case of low- and low-middle-income countries 78
Rudra P. Pradhan, Mahendhiran S. Nair, John H. Hall, Sara E. Bennett and
Sahar Bahmani
5 Decoupling carbon emissions and economic growth in Tunisia: pathways to
sustainable development 103
Adel Ben Youssef, Mounir Dahmani and Mohamed Mabrouki
6 A survey of sustainable development in economic growth theory:
achievements and future directions 128
Yoshihiro Hamaguchi

7 The energy–economic environmental productivity growth nexus: a
micro-economic approach 155
Arnaud Abad, Walter Briec and Paola Ravelojaona
8 A survey of energy–environmental Kuznets curve studies 173
María del P. Pablo-Romero, Antonio Sánchez-Braza and Javier Sánchez-Rivas
9 The impact of renewable and nonrenewable energy on carbon dioxide
emissions for OECD countries 199
Prathibha Joshi and Kris Aaron Beck
10 Trends in energy intensity and carbon performance in North Africa 212
Grakolet Gourene, Samia Mansour Hamouda and Zuzana Brixiova
11 Energy efficiency and environmental degradation 230
Karla Arias
12 Is there a rebound effect in the search for energy efficiency in Sub-Saharan
Africa? 254
Auguste K. Kouakou and Nibontenin Soro

13 Frugal innovation in renewable energy: an emerging research field 278
Katarzyna Piwowar-Sulej and Małgorzata Krzywonos
14 Carbon emissions reduction: evidence from Moroccan companies 304
Adil El Amri, Salah Oulfarsi, Abdelhak Sahib Eddine and Abdelbari
El Khamlichi
15 Optimization models for charging location problems: a review and
research agenda 321
Mohammad Asghari, Hamid Afshari, Mohamad Y. Jaber and Cory Searcy
16 The energy transition: a reality check 344
Mark P. Mills

17 A literature survey on COVID-19 and the energy nexus 359
Cosimo Magazzino
18 Pandemic or climate economics? Weathering the trade-off between health
and wealth 377
Valny Giacomelli Sobrinho, Eva Cudlínová, Roman Buchtele and
Nikola Sagapova
19 Tourism and ecological footprint in Jamaica 424
Leanora Brown, Adian McFarlane and Anupam Das
20 Mapping the financial literature on CSR: a bibliometric analysis 442
Amal Aouadi

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