Causality analysis between the energy consumption and economic growth in South Asia: An Evidence from Bangladesh (Published)
The objective of this study is to explore the causality between electricity use and economic growth of Bangladesh. By using the unit root and granger causality tests from 1971 to 2016, this study finds that energy consumption causes GDP growth in Bangladesh. However, our empirical findings indicate that GDP growth does not causes energy consumption indicating that there is an uni-directional causality between these two variables. The policy implication of the result is that Bangladesh need to pay special attention to utilize the energy consumption and identifying the alternative sources of energy generation in order to promote our economic growth.
This paper is design to investigate the determinants of female labour force in Cameroon and its influence on the economic growth of the country using a times series approach for 37 years (1980-2014). Adopting a Generalized Method of Moment technique of estimation with two models we observed that dependency ratio, fertility rate, male labour force and per capita income are clear determinants of female labour force in Cameroon. The economic growth equation shows opposite significant between female and male labour supply on economic growth over our period of the study. Based on these findings, we recommend that there is need to change social norms and to directly target a potentially large and important cohort of Jordan’s labor supply.