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The impact of special economic zones on electricity intensity of firms

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posted on 17.11.2017 by Ronald B. Davies, Huw Edwards, Arman Mazhikeyev
In light of concerns over the environmental impact of Special Economic Zones located in developing countries, where environmental regulation is weak, we analyse the electricity intensity of firms in SEZs. We use firm level data from Africa and Asia, and we find that SEZ firms have higher electricity intensity as opposed to non-SEZ firms. If they also face higher fiscal, financial or environmental regulations, the electricity intensity of firms in SEZs increases by a greater rate as opposed to non-SEZ firms. As such, establishing SEZs may have significant environmental implic

Funding

This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 613504.

History

School

  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Economics

Published in

Energy Journal

Volume

39

Issue

Special Issue 1

Pages

5-23

Citation

DAVIES, R.B., EDWARDS, T.H. and MAZHIKEYEV, A., 2019. The impact of special economic zones on electricity intensity of firms. Energy Journal, 39 (Special Issue 1), pp. 5-23.

Publisher

International Association for Energy Economics

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Energy Journal and the definitive published version is available at https://doi.org/10.5547/01956574.39.SI1.rdav

Acceptance date

18/09/2017

Publication date

2017

ISSN

0195-6574

Language

en

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