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Essays on Energy and Macroeconomics

posted on 26.10.2018, 06:10 by ABEBE LEWEGINEH HAILEMARIAM
This thesis is a collection of four self-contained, but related, chapters that examine the macroeconomic effects of economic inequality, volatility in energy prices and their implications for economic policy uncertainty. Specifically, Chapter 2 investigates the effect of fiscal equalization payments on the composition of subnational government spending and its implications for regional convergence in living standards. Chapter 3 examines the effect of income inequality on economic growth. Chapter 4 examines the effect of changes in oil prices on economic policy uncertainty. Chapter 5 investigates the primary drivers of natural gas price volatility.


Campus location


Principal supervisor

Ratbek Dzhumashev

Additional supervisor 1

Russell Smyth

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre



Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Business and Economics