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The Role of Renewable Energy, Public Health Expenditure, Logistics and Environmental Performance in Economic Growth: An Evidence from Structural Equation Modelling

Version 1 : Received: 10 January 2019 / Approved: 11 January 2019 / Online: 11 January 2019 (04:39:42 CET)

How to cite: Khan, S.A.R. The Role of Renewable Energy, Public Health Expenditure, Logistics and Environmental Performance in Economic Growth: An Evidence from Structural Equation Modelling. Preprints 2019, 2019010102 Khan, S.A.R. The Role of Renewable Energy, Public Health Expenditure, Logistics and Environmental Performance in Economic Growth: An Evidence from Structural Equation Modelling. Preprints 2019, 2019010102

Abstract

We do this research to investigate the relationship between renewable energy, public health expenditure, logistics performance indices, and economic and environmental sustainability in the ASEAN member states, through the analysis of a panel data from 2007 to 2017. The study used secondary data, which is downloaded from the World Bank Website and employs SEM (Structural Equation Modelling) model for testing hypothesis. The results show that the usage of renewable energy in logistical operations would enhance the environmental and economic performance in terms of mitigating carbon emissions and greenhouse gas emissions. While, public health expenditure and environmental performance is negatively correlated, which confirms that greater environmental sustainability with lower carbon emissions and greenhouse gases will improve human health and economic growth. Moreover, greater public health expenditure and poor environmental performance has negative effect on economic growth, inefficiency and low productivity of labor slowdown to the economic activities. For another side, the usage of renewable energy and the adoption of green practices in international logistics will develop the environmental sustainability, establish better image of a country and attract foreign direct investment inflows, and also minimize carbon emissions and public health expenditure, spurring sustainable economic growth with better export opportunities in pro-environmental countries.

Subject Areas

renewable energy; economic growth; public health expenditure; carbon emissions; FDI inflows; green logistics

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