Economic Impact of Renewable Energy on Sustainable Development in Saudi Arabia

Authors

  • Houcine Benlaria Department of Business Administration, Jouf University, Sakakah, Saudi Arabia,
  • Abu Alhassan Jumaa Hamid Hamad College of Science and Humanity Studies, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32479/ijeep.13289

Abstract

This paper studies the asymmetric relationship between renewable energy consumption and economic growth incorporating capital and labor for the case of Saudi Arabia during the period 1990-2019. The nonlinear lagged cointegration (NARDL) model is applied to examine the asymmetric cointegration between the variables. The results indicate that there is an asymmetric relationship between the variables considered. The negative labor shock improves economic growth, while a positive shock reduces (increases) economic growth in the short term. Therefore, policies to promote economic growth, such as the need to improve the quality of financial development and preserve fiscal sustainability, are crucial to improve the renewable energy sector in Saudi Arabia. At the same time, it is essential that the renewable energy sector must also be oriented towards productive development projects.

Keywords:

Asymmetry, Economic growth, NARDL, Shocks, Renewable energy consumption

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Published

2022-09-27

How to Cite

Benlaria, H., & Hamid Hamad, A. A. J. (2022). Economic Impact of Renewable Energy on Sustainable Development in Saudi Arabia . International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, 12(5), 311–318. https://doi.org/10.32479/ijeep.13289

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