Labor productivity and energy use in a three sector model: an application to Egypt

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Publication Type Manuscript
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Economics
Creator Von Arnim, Rudiger Lennart
Other Author Rada, Codrina
Title Labor productivity and energy use in a three sector model: an application to Egypt
Date 2010
Description This paper presents a model of a developing economy with three sectors| industry, agriculture, and energy. Industry and energy are assumed to be demand- constrained, but agriculture supply-constrained. The model highlights (a) structural transformation, through labor transfer from agriculture to industry, (b) inflation, driven by the interaction of demand and the supply constraint in agriculture, and (c) the link between energy use and labor productivity. Employing a Kaldor-Verdoorn productivity rule in industry augmented with energy intensity|energy per unit of labor|as an argument, we emphasize that labor productivity growth is driven by energy intensity rather than energy productivity growth. As a consequence, emissions reduction without North-South technology transfer and financial assistance costs growth.
Type Text
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Von Arnim, R. L., & Rada, C. (2010). Labor productivity and energy use in a three sector model: an application to Egypt. Development and Change.
Rights Management © Wiley-Blackwell The definitive version is available at www3.interscience.wiley.com; Reprinted from Von Arnim, R. L., & Rada, C. (2010). Labor productivity and energy use in a three sector model: an application to Egypt. Development and Change.
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2012-06-13
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s67d3cn1
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