Threshold effects of energy price changes
AbstractThis paper presents a theoretical model emphasising energy investments’ characteristics of uncertainty and irreversibility. The theoretical model suggests threshold effects. Firms are induced to substitute away from energy only if prices of energy exceed a certain threshold level and they reverse the technology only if energy prices are low enough. Estimating a simple investment relation using panel data for the Dutch economy, we find evidence for threshold effects.
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Date of creation: 2000
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- Jan Jacobs & Gerard H. Kuper & Daan P. van Soest, 2000. "Threshold Effects of Energy Price Changes," Econometric Society World Congress 2000 Contributed Papers 0339, Econometric Society.
- Soest, D.P. van & Kuper, G.H. & Jacobs, J., 2000. "Threshold effects of energy price changes," Research Report 00C31, University of Groningen, Research Institute SOM (Systems, Organisations and Management).
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