Energy-Based Economic Development: Prioritizing Opportunities for Developing Countries
Sanya Carley, Sameeksha Desai, Morgan Bazilian
O10, O13, O21, Q48
Economic Development; Energy, Developing Countries, Sustainable Development
Energy: Resources and Markets
Energy-based economic development (EBED) can provide economic, social and environmental benefits related to national economic development and sustainable growth activities. As both policy and research interests in responsible mechanisms for economic development grow, EBED benefits are becoming increasingly attractive to planners in both developed and developing countries. The incentives, trade-offs, and payoffs for developing countries, however, are not well documented. To help address that gap, this paper identifies the general scope and role of EBED in a developing economy context, and outlines opportunities and challenges for decision-makers.