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The Effect of Co2 Emission and Economic Growth on Energy Consumption in Sub Sahara Africa

Salami Dada Kareem


Atoyebi Kehinde Olusegun


Olabode Oluwayinka Samuel

Salami Dada Kareem 1 ,

Atoyebi Kehinde Olusegun 1 Olabode Oluwayinka Samuel 3

  1. Department of Economics Lagos State University, Ojo, Nigeria 1

  2. Department of Economics, Redeemer University, Ede, Osun State, Nigeria 3

Pages: 27-35

DOI: 10.18488/journal.13.2017.61.27.35

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Article History:

Received: 20 January, 2017
Revised: 02 March, 2017
Accepted: 10 March, 2017
Published: 16 March, 2017


The relationship among CO2 emission, Economic Growth and Energy Consumption were examine in this study. This study specifically examines the combine impact CO2 emission, and Economic Growth on Energy Consumption. The study uses a dynamic panel data of esteem the time series analysis on 1980. Our result shows that Economic Growth is positively related to Energy Consumption. But when CO2 emission is interacted with Economic Growth the combine impact is increasing in energy consumption. The study therefore recommend that appropriate policy should formulated by the government to drive up energy consumption.

Contribution/ Originality
The paper contributes the first logical analysis in the existing literature of the relationship between Co2 emission, economic growth and energy consumption. The study departs from other studies by examining the combined impact of Co2 emission and economic growth on energy consumption in Sub- Saharan African countries during the period of the study. There is also robust use of system GMM developed by Arellano and Bond (1991) which gave consistent and efficient estimates.


Economic growth, Energy consumption, CO2 emission, GMM, Cointegration, Financial development.



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All authors contributed equally to the conception and design of the study.

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