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Relationship between energy intensity and economic growth : new evidence from a multi-country multi-sector data set (English)

This paper revisits the relationship between energy intensity and economic growth, using a flexible piecewise linear regression model. Based on a panel data set of 137 economies during 1990-2014, the analysis identifies a threshold effect of income growth on energy intensity change: although energy intensity is negatively correlated with income growth throughout the entire sample and study period, the declining rate significantly slows by more than 30 percent after the level of per capita income reaches $5,000. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8322 JAN 30, 2018

Deichmann,Uwe; Reuter,Anna; Vollmer,Sebastian; Zhang,Fan Disclosed

Political institutions and human development - does democracy fulfil its 'constructive' and 'instrumental' role ? (English)

Institutions are a major field of interest in the study of development processes. The authors contribute to this discussion concentrating our research on political institutions and their effect on the non-income dimensions of human development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4818 JAN 01, 2009

Vollmer, Sebastian; Ziegler, Maria Disclosed