Renewable Energies as a Growth Factor in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Colombia

von: Thomas S. Konrad

GRIN Verlag , 2017

ISBN: 9783668471825 , 108 Seiten

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Renewable Energies as a Growth Factor in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Colombia


Master's Thesis from the year 2012 in the subject Economy - Environment economics, grade: 1,0, Business School INSEEC Paris - Bordeaux, language: English, abstract: This present empirical Master thesis deals with renewable energies as potential growth factor in emerging countries in the context of sustainable economic development. The geographical focus is placed on South America. The sample embraces Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Colombia whose energy markets are interrelated through historical and political commonalities which at the same time constitute collaboration obstacles in energy trade. The concrete research question is whether renewable energies can act as an acceleration factor upon the development of emerging South American economies and refers to the assumption that renewable energies may contribute to economic growth. Following a substantive literature review eight hypotheses were formulated and verified by means of multivariate regression models including different checks and tests regarding: significance of the coefficients (p-value), significance of the regression model (F-Test), autocorrelation (Durbin-Watson-Test), multicollinearity (VIF value), heteroscedasticity (Goldfeld-Quandt-Test), and structural break (Chow-Test). Empirical input data were gathered from publicly available sources, such as the IEA and the World Bank. The results are transparently visualized by numerous figures and tables. In general, the results indicate the existence of positive and negative relations between various dependent and independent variables related to macroeconomic and renewable energy proxies which were used for the forming of hypotheses. Finally, the empirical data gathered in present study provide sufficient evidence to conclude that renewable energies act as an important acceleration factor for the development of the economies of Brazil, Chile and Colombia. In the case of Argentina, a sufficient amount of significant results could not be obtained to make a judgment with respect to the research question.

Nach dem Abitur studierte Herr Konrad Wirtschaftswissenschaften an der Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt am Main und schloss 2010 mit dem Grad Bachelor of Science ab. Im selben Jahr nahm er ein deutsch-französisches Doppelmasterstudium im Studiengang International Business Management an der Philipps-Universität Marburg und der INSEEC Business School in Paris und schloss 2012 mit dem Master of Science ab. Die Masterarbeit fertigte er unter Betreuung der INSEEC im Ausland an. Während seines Studiums absolvierte Herr Konrad zudem mehrere Auslandsaufenthalte im Rahmen von Studium und Praktika, insbesondere in Südamerika. Seit Oktober 2014 ist Herr Konrad wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter an der TU Dortmund und promoviert im Bereich Controlling in öffentlich-privaten Gemeinschaftsprojekten zur Förderung nachhaltiger Geschäftsmodelle.