Threshold effects of energy price changes
AbstractThis paper presents a theoretical model emphasising energy investments’characteristics of uncertainty and irreversibility. The theoretical modelsuggests threshold effects. Firms are induced to substitute away from energyonly if prices of energy exceed a certain threshold level and they reverse thetechnology only if energy prices are low enough. Estimating a simpleinvestment relation using panel data for the Dutch economy, we findevidence for threshold effects.
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Date of creation: 2000
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- Soest, Daan P. van & Kuper, Gerard H. & Jacobs, Jan, 2000. "Threshold effects of energy price changes," CCSO Working Papers 200007, University of Groningen, CCSO Centre for Economic Research.
- 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.
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