This may be amended or edited as new information comes to light. To my mind this story is as fascinating and convoluted as any Le Carre-style spy thriller.
ENERGY ABUNDANCE AND ECONOMIC GROWTH Along with PhD candidate Elmira Aliakbari, I have published a report for the Fraser Institute on the relationship between energy and economic growth. It might seem obvious that energy is important for growth, but a surprising number of policymakers and activists (e.g.) seem to think that cutting energy consumption is an important end in itself. We review econometric evidence from around the world, supplementing it with some new results on Canadian data, that indicates a Granger causal connection between energy abundance and GDP growth.