Energy-Based Economic Development: Prioritizing Opportunities for Developing Countries

38 Pages Posted: 19 Apr 2012 Last revised: 21 May 2013

Sanya Carley

Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Sameeksha Desai

George Mason University - School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs

Morgan Bazilian

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Daniel M. Kammen

University of California, Berkeley - The Richard & Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy

Date Written: April 19, 2012

Abstract

Energy-based economic development (EBED) can provide economic, social and environmental benefits related to national economic development and sustainable growth activities. As both policy and research interests in responsible mechanisms for economic development grow, EBED benefits are becoming increasingly attractive to planners in both developed and developing countries. The incentives, trade-offs, and payoffs for developing countries, however, are not well documented. To help address that gap, this paper identifies the general scope and role of EBED in a developing economy context, and outlines opportunities and challenges for decision-makers.

Keywords: economic development, energy, developing countries, sustainable development

JEL Classification: O10, O13, O21, Q48

Suggested Citation

Carley, Sanya and Desai, Sameeksha and Bazilian, Morgan and Kammen, Daniel M., Energy-Based Economic Development: Prioritizing Opportunities for Developing Countries (April 19, 2012). FEEM Working Paper No. 25.2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2042460 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2042460

Sanya Carley (Contact Author)

Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public and Environmental Affairs ( email )

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Sameeksha Desai

George Mason University - School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs ( email )

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Morgan Bazilian

National Renewable Energy Laboratory ( email )

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Daniel M. Kammen

University of California, Berkeley - The Richard & Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy ( email )

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Berkeley, CA 94720-7320
United States

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