Energy Balance in India's International Trade: An Input-Output Based Analysis

Trade and Development Review, Vol. 9 (1-2), pp 1-30, 2017

29 Pages Posted: 1 Aug 2017

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Anjali Tandon

National Council of Applied Economic Research

Shahid Ahmed

Jamia Millia Islamia (A Central University) - Economics

Date Written: 2017

Abstract

The energy balance due to embodied energy use may be significant for trade dependent economies. In this paper, authors estimate the balance of embodied energy in India’s international trade at aggregate and sector levels. Over time, the composite energy sector (including primary and secondary energy) is observed to have turned from energy deficit to energy surplus primarily on account of expanding petroleum sector. On the contrary, non-energy sector has become energy deficit though it had a relatively insignificant energy surplus in the initial period. This points to the importance of embodied energy, particularly coal based, in the traded goods.

Keywords: Energy Balance, Embodied Energy, Trade, Input-Output, India

JEL Classification: C67, D57, Q40

Suggested Citation

Tandon, Anjali and Ahmed, Shahid, Energy Balance in India's International Trade: An Input-Output Based Analysis (2017). Trade and Development Review, Vol. 9 (1-2), pp 1-30, 2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3011128 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3011128

Anjali Tandon (Contact Author)

National Council of Applied Economic Research ( email )

Parisila Bhawan
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Shahid Ahmed

Jamia Millia Islamia (A Central University) - Economics ( email )

Jamia Nagar
New Delhi, 110025
India

HOME PAGE: http://jmi.ac.in/economics/faculty-members/Prof_Shahid_Ahmed-1783

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