Emerging countries undergo economic transformation through
urbanization in which to continue modern economic activities, there
exists high demand for different energy sources such as electricity, oil,
coal, natural gas etc. To the best of our knowledge, no studies have
been conducted to investigate the impact of urbanization on energy
consumption intensity in Bangladesh and thus, the aim of this paper is to
empirically analyze the effect of urbanization on energy consumption
intensity with the help to time series data ranging from 1980-2015.
Johansen’s cointegration test reveals that our variables are co integrated
and through Granger Causality test we have found that there is a
unidirectional causality running from urbanization to energy consumption
intensity in the long run but in short run, Vector Error Correction Model
(VECM) confirms no causality among the variables of interest. We
employed CUSUM and CUSUMSQ tests to check the stability of the
model and have found that the model is stable. Long run estimation
results indicate that coefficient value of urbanization is positive and
elastic as well. To carry on different economic activities in urban areas,
proper policies should be taken to improve the energy sector in
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