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An investigation into the anthropogenic nexus among consumption of energy, tourism and economic growth: Do economic policy uncertainties matter?

Adedoyin, F., Nathaniel, S. and Adeleye, N., 2020. An investigation into the anthropogenic nexus among consumption of energy, tourism and economic growth: Do economic policy uncertainties matter? Environmental Science and Pollution Research. (In Press)

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DOI: 10.1007/s11356-020-10638-x

Abstract

Global warming has been a pressing issue for the past decade as various economic activities have been flagged and are expected to reduce emissions. While previous studies have examined the energy consumption-emissions-economic growth nexus in significant detail, attention is yet to be given to the role of economic policy uncertainties and human activities such as tourism in a carbon function. Thus, this study aims to investigate the long run relationship between energy consumption, tourists’ arrivals, economic policy uncertainty and ecological footprint in the top ten earners from international tourism over the period 1995 to 2015. The FMOLS and DOLS estimation techniques and the Dumitrescu and Hurlin Causality tests were used in the study. Empirical results suggest that economic policy uncertainties in addition to tourism and energy consumption are drivers of environmental degradation. However, the contribution of energy consumption to ecological footprint is significantly moderated by economic policy uncertainties such that a 1% increase in the latter reduces environmental damage by 0.71%. This study suggests that policy uncertainties matter a great deal for energy and environmental policies. Also, green economic growth is possible if the proper implementation of environmental protection policies can restrict the harmful impact of economic activities on the quality of the environment. Based on the empirical findings, vital energy policy recommendations are suggested.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0944-1344
Uncontrolled Keywords:Economic Policy Uncertainties; Tourist Arrivals; Energy Use; Ecological Footprints; Economic Growth
Group:Faculty of Management
ID Code:34460
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:27 Aug 2020 08:18
Last Modified:09 Sep 2020 13:31

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