The Sensitive Analysis of Spatial Inverted U Curve Between Energy Efficiency and Economic Development of the Provinces in China

  • Aijun Sun
Conference paper
Part of the Computational Risk Management book series (Comp. Risk Mgmt)


This thesis aims to study the correlation between energy consumption efficiency and economy development of inter-provinces in China. The Spatial econometrics model is set up, considering geographical influence. The empirical study is conducted. The Moran’s I index shows that there is a spatial correlation between the inter-provincial GDP per capita and economy consumption per GDP. The spatial error model (SEM) confirms the spatial inverse U curve between energy usage efficiency and economic development of the provinces in China. If there is not sufficient economic development, the energy usage efficiency is decreasing, though there are some degrees of inter-provincial economic increase. After the turning point of the diagram, we find that energy usage efficiency increases with the further development of economy. Finally, some proposals are put forward.


Energy efficiency GDP per capita SEM Sensitive analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aijun Sun
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  1. 1.School of Economics and ManagementHuaiyin Normal UniversityHuaianChina
  2. 2.School of EconomicsNanjing UniversityNanjingChina

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