EXPORT, ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND ECONOMIC GROWTH INTER-LINKAGES: THE CASE OF LITHUANIA

GITANA DUDZEVIČIŪTĖ, AGNĖ ŠIMELYTĖ

Abstract


This paper has aimed to examine the causal relationships between energy consumption – economic growth, export – energy consumption and export – economic growth in Lithuania during the period of 1998 – 2015. Descriptive statistics analysis and econometric techniques have been applied for this purpose. Granger causality test has been used to a time series data set to determine the causality between variables. The results of Granger causality test have shown unidirectional causality running from GDP to energy consumption, from export to GDP and from export to energy consumption. It is obvious that GDP and export play significant roles in accelerating energy consumption in Lithuania. The determination of the causal links between energy consumption – economic growth, export – economic growth and energy consumption – export has provided policy makers with the main insights to formulate future policy directions for sustainable economic development in Lithuania.


Keywords


economic growth, energy consumption, export, Granger causality, Lithuania.

JEL Codes


F10; O47; Q43.

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