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The added value from a general equilibrium analysis of increased efficiency in household energy use

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  • Lecca, Patrizio
  • McGregor, Peter G.
  • Swales, J. Kim
  • Turner, Karen

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This paper investigates the economic impact of a 5% improvement in the UK household energy efficiency, focussing specifically on total energy rebound effects. The impact is measured through simulations using models that have increasing degrees of endogeneity but are calibrated on a common data set, moving from a basic partial equilibrium approach to a fully specified general equilibrium treatment. The size of the rebound effect is shown to depend on changes in household income, aggregate economic activity and relative prices that can only be captured through a general equilibrium model.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Ecological Economics.

Volume (Year): 100 (2014)
Issue (Month): C ()
Pages: 51-62

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolec:v:100:y:2014:i:c:p:51-62

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Keywords: Energy efficiency; Indirect rebound effects; Economy-wide rebound effects; Household energy consumption; CGE models;

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Cited by:
  1. Koesler, Simon, 2013. "Catching the rebound: Economy-wide implications of an efficiency shock in the provision of transport services by households," ZEW Discussion Papers 13-082, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
  2. Koesler, Simon & Swales, Kim & Turner, Karen, 2014. "Beyond national economy-wide rebound effects: An applied general equilibrium analysis incorporating international spillover effects," ZEW Discussion Papers 14-025, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
  3. Patrizio Lecca & Peter McGregor & J. Kim Swales & Karen Turner, 2013. "The added value from a general equilibrium analyses of increased efficiency in household energy use," Working Papers 1308, University of Strathclyde Business School, Department of Economics.

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