Quotation Kaulich, Florian, Luken, Ralph, Mhlanga, Alois, Polzerova, Ingrid. 2016. Energy intensity and manufacturing firm characteristics in Sub-Saharan African countries. ISID Working Paper 16/2016, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).


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We draw on a unique dataset for energy use by manufacturing firms in 18 Sub-Saharan African countries to estimate the relationship between energy intensity of production and firms’ characteristics. Our results show that lower levels of energy intensity are associated with export activity, foreign ownership, size and capital-labor ratio, while higher levels of energy intensity are associated with a higher share of fuels in total energy consumption. We do not find a statistically significant relationship between energy intensity and the age of capital equipment or ownership of a generator, while our results on quality management certification are inconclusive.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Working/discussion paper, preprint
Language English
Title Energy intensity and manufacturing firm characteristics in Sub-Saharan African countries
Title of whole publication ISID Working Paper 16/2016, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Year 2016
URL https://www.unido.org/fileadmin/user_media/Research_and_Statistics/WP__2015/Final_14122016_Energy_intensity_in_SSA__3_.pdf

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Kaulich, Florian (Details)
External
Luken, Ralph (UNIDO, Austria)
Mhlanga, Alois (UNIDO, Austria)
Polzerova, Ingrid (UNIDO, Austria)
Organization
Institute for International Economics and Development IN (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
2906 Power industry (Details)
2940 Energy saving (Measures for) (Details)
5300 Economics (Details)
5325 Political economics (Details)
5334 Political economic policy (Details)
5341 Economic policy (Details)
5344 Foreign trade (Details)
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