Shocks affecting electricity prices in Kenya, a fractional integration study
Autores
Luis A. Gil-Alaña
Robert Mudida
Hector Carcel
Tipo
Artículo
Editorial
Energy, Vol. 124
Páginas
521-530
País
Kenya
Fecha
01-05-2017
Resumen

We conduct a fractional integration and cointegration study of several Kenyan electricity price series in order to determine whether signs of persistence or mean reversion can eventually be discovered. Such features can be considered as relevant when considering the possibilities of shocks affecting the energy market of Kenya, which has recently been subjected to major debate. We conclude that electricity prices in Kenya contain unit roots, implying permanent shocks lasting forever. Among the factors affecting electricity prices, we find oil prices and interest rates have significant positive effects on electricity, and based on the fact that all the series are I(1), long run relationships are examined by means of fractional cointegration. The recently introduced FCVAR model is implemented, with results showing that the series under study are fractionally cointegrated, with oil price shocks affecting electricity prices.

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