The effect of ICT capital on electricity intensity
Paper ID : 1562-IST
samaneh vali *
In this paper we will investigate the effect of ICT on electricity intensity in developed and developing countries such as Iran. For this purpose panel data were used that is including time series and cross-sectional data for some European countries,America,Japan and Iran for the period 2001 to 2007. The structural parameters of the model are estimated directly using nonlinear least square method. Based on the result of this study are as follows that the electricity intensity is reduced by diffusion of computer and software capital stock and communication equipment capital stock. Overall the net effect of ICT diffusion on electricity intensity is in favour of an enhancement of electricity efficiency in production.
Keywords: information and communication technology(ICT), Electricity intensity, Panel data