The Relationship Between Hydropower Energy Consumption and Economic Growth

Bildirici M. E.

5th Istanbul Conference of Economics and Finance, İstanbul, Turkey, 6 - 07 June 2016, vol.38, pp.264-270 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 38
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s2212-5671(16)30198-8
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.264-270
  • Keywords: Economic Growth, Hydropower Energy Consumption, ARDL, RENEWABLE ENERGY, GNP
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This paper will analyse the relationship between economic growth and hydropower energy consumption. According to the results of the short run causality, there is evidence to support the growth hypothesis in OECD countries with high incomes. There is evidence to support the conservation hypothesis for Brazil, Finland, France, Mexico, the U.S. and Turkey. The unidirectional causality goes from economic growth to energy consumption and suggests that the policy of conserving hydropower energy consumption may be implemented with little or no adverse effects on economic growth in less energy-dependent economies. (C) 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.