Analyzing the Influence of Electricity Generation on Employment in Pakistan: An Empirical Evidence

Journal of Energy Technologies and Policy, Vol.5, No.7, 2015

8 Pages Posted: 31 Jul 2015

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Muhammad Omer

Bahauddin Zakariya University - Department of Economics

Ismat Nasim

Bahauddin Zakariya University

Dr. Furrukh Bashir

University of the Punjab (PU) - Department of Economics; The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan

Date Written: July 30, 2015

Abstract

The objective of this study is to present the influence of Electricity Generation on Employment. The current research uses annual time series data ranging from 1972 to 2014. Unit root test is used to examine stationarity of variable. Long run results are revealed using Johansen Cointegration test and it finalizes that Energy Generation, Employed Labor Force, Real GDP, Exports, Foreign Direct Investment and Exchange Rate are positively associated with Employment in Pakistan. Error correction term results confirm convergence towards long run equilibrium by doing approximately 2 percent annual adjustments if any disturbance occurs in the short run.

Keywords: Electricity Generation, Employed Labor Force, exchange rate, exports, Real Gross Domestic Product, Foreign Direct Investment.

JEL Classification: C32, E24, F16, Q4.

Suggested Citation

Chaudhry, Muhammad and Nasim, Ismat and Bashir, Furrukh, Analyzing the Influence of Electricity Generation on Employment in Pakistan: An Empirical Evidence (July 30, 2015). Journal of Energy Technologies and Policy, Vol.5, No.7, 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2637820

Muhammad Chaudhry

Bahauddin Zakariya University - Department of Economics ( email )

Multan
Pakistan

Ismat Nasim

Bahauddin Zakariya University ( email )

Bosan Road
Multan, PA Punjab 60800
Pakistan

Furrukh Bashir (Contact Author)

University of the Punjab (PU) - Department of Economics ( email )

Lahore
Pakistan

The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan ( email )

Bahawalpur, Punjab 63100
Pakistan

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