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Francqui chair lecture 2: Energy and Economic Growth and Development

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Mar 19, 2021 10.15 uur - 12.00 uur



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All economic activity requires energy, but what is the relationship between energy use and economic growth and development? Richer countries tend to use more energy per person than poorer countries, but energy used per dollar of GDP tends to be lower in richer countries and decline over time globally. Countries are also becoming more similar – converging – in their energy use. This lecture will present evidence on these patterns and investigate the drivers of change.

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