The Relationship between Energy and Economic and Social Development in the Southern Mediterranean

MEDPRO Technical Papers No. 27, 2013

49 Pages Posted: 31 May 2013

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Wojciech Paczynski

CASE - Center for Social and Economic Research

Marek Dabrowski

Bruegel; CASE - Center for Social and Economic Research; Central European University, Department of Public Policy

Luc Dewulf

CASE - Center for Social and Economic Research

Date Written: February 7, 2013

Abstract

This report aims to identify, explain and detail the links and interactions in Southern Mediterranean Countries (SMCs) between energy supply and demand and socio-economic development, as well as the potential role of energy supply and demand policies on both. Another related aim is to identify and analyse, in a quantitative and qualitative way, the changing role of energy (both demand and supply) in southern Mediterranean economies, focusing on its positive and negative impact on socio-economic development.

This report investigates:

The most important channels through which resource wealth can contribute to or hamper economic and social development in the analysed region; Mechanisms and channels of relations between energy supply and demand policies and economic and social development.

The burdens of energy subsidies and ‘oil syndrome’ are of particular relevance for the region. An integrated socio-economic development and energy policy scenario approach showing the potential benefits and synergies within countries and the region is developed in the final part of the report.

Keywords: Southern Mediterranean Countries, SMCs, energy, socio-economic development, energy supply and demand,

Suggested Citation

Paczynski, Wojciech and Dabrowski, Marek and Dabrowski, Marek and Dewulf, Luc, The Relationship between Energy and Economic and Social Development in the Southern Mediterranean (February 7, 2013). MEDPRO Technical Papers No. 27, 2013, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2213797

Wojciech Paczynski (Contact Author)

CASE - Center for Social and Economic Research ( email )

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Marek Dabrowski

Bruegel ( email )

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Belgium

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Central European University, Department of Public Policy ( email )

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Austria

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Luc Dewulf

CASE - Center for Social and Economic Research

Al. Jana Pawła II 61/212
Warsaw, 01-031
Poland

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