A club convergence analysis of per capita energy consumption across Australian regions and sectors

Ivanovski, K, Awaworyi Churchill, S and Smyth, R 2018, 'A club convergence analysis of per capita energy consumption across Australian regions and sectors', Energy Economics, vol. 76, pp. 519-531.


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Title A club convergence analysis of per capita energy consumption across Australian regions and sectors
Author(s) Ivanovski, K
Awaworyi Churchill, S
Smyth, R
Year 2018
Journal name Energy Economics
Volume number 76
Start page 519
End page 531
Total pages 13
Publisher Elsevier
Abstract We examine convergence in per capita energy consumption across nine sectors and seven states and territories in Australia over the period 19902016 using the Phillips-Sul club convergence approach. We find evidence of multiple convergence clubs for aggregate energy consumption per capita and for energy consumption per capita in eight of the nine sectors with full club convergence in the case of electricity. The presence of multiple equilibria for most sectors reflect that states with similar features in terms of climate, economic activities and population size, among others, tend to exhibit similar energy consumption patterns. Our results highlight the need to tailor policies designed to reduce energy consumption in specific sectors to the consumption convergence paths unique to particular clusters of states.
Subject Applied Economics not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Australia
Club convergence/clustering
Energy consumption
DOI - identifier 10.1016/j.eneco.2018.10.035
Copyright notice © 2018 Elsevier B.V.
ISSN 0140-9883
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