Exploring the Linkages between Energy use and Economic Growth in Pakistan

Ali Kakar, Maqsood Ahmed, Aamir Mahmood, Bilal Sarwar

Abstract


The objective of this study was to investigate the linkages between energy use, and economic activities in Pakistan. This study tested the interrelationship among the variables using the Multiple Regression analysis through the estimation of log-linear model. The empirical results of this study suggest that the electricity consumption is one of the most significant variables in the economic performance of Pakistan followed by the population growth, Foreign Direct Investment and trade openness.

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