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Costly Capital Reallocation And Enery Use

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  • María Dolores Guilló

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    (Universidad de Alicante)

  • Antonia Díaz

    (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

  • Luis A. Puch

    (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

Abstract

In time series data, energy use does not change much with energy price changes. However, energy use is responsive to international differences in energy prices in cross-section data across countries. In this paper we consider a model of energy use in which production takes place at individual plants and capital can be used either to directly produce output or to reduce the energy required to run the plant. We assume that reallocating capital from one use to another is costly. This turns out to be crucial for the quantitative properties of the model to be in conformity with the low short-run and high long-run elasticities of energy use seen in data.

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Paper provided by Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie) in its series Working Papers. Serie AD with number 2002-14.

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Length: 40 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2002
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Keywords: Energy Price; Energy Use; Costly Capital Reallocation;

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  2. Francesco Ricci, 2007. "Environmental policy and growth when inputs are differentiated in pollution intensity," Environmental & Resource Economics, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 38(3), pages 285-310, November.
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  8. Revelli Federico, 2012. "Business taxation and economic performance in hierarchical government structures," Department of Economics and Statistics Cognetti de Martiis. Working Papers 201204, University of Turin.

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