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This paper is a comprehensive Systematic Literature Review of the Energy-Growth Nexus. Highlights: • This study is a comprehensive systematic literature survey on the energy-growth nexus. • It highlights the most intriguing facets of the top 50 highly cited papers. • The energy-growth nexus outcomes are shown to be generally inconclusive. • In many country-cases, this provides conflicting policy implications. • The paper contends that this is largely due to a lack of appropriate testable theory.

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For making new contributions to the Energy-Growth Nexus topic, this is a must-read article.


Energy-Growth Nexus is a dynamic process, causing the direction of causation to constantly evolving. Understanding such a dynamic evolution is a call for future studies.

Reza FathollahZadeh Aghdam
Sultan Qaboos University

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This page is a summary of: Citation-based systematic literature review of energy-growth nexus: An overview of the field and content analysis of the top 50 influential papers, Energy Economics, February 2020, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.eneco.2019.104642.
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