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Natural gas consumption and economic growth in Turkey: a bound test approach

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This paper examines the role of natural gas consumption in the Turkish economic growth by using ARDL model over the period of 1977–2008. In the study, economic growth and natural gas consumption variables used for bound test approach in empirical analysis was different order of integration (I(0) and I(1)). The results show that the natural gas consumption positively impacts the economic growth of Turkey in the short-run and a negative relationship between the variables in long run.

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Işik, C. Natural gas consumption and economic growth in Turkey: a bound test approach. Energy Syst 1, 441–456 (2010) doi:10.1007/s12667-010-0018-1

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Keywords

  • ARDL approach
  • Bound test
  • Co-integration
  • Gas consumption
  • Economic growth