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Methodological note about the determination of “Key” sectors in final energy consumption: a preliminary approach to the Spanish case

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  • Vicent Alcantara

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    (Departament d'Economia Aplicada, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)

  • Emilio Padilla

    (Departament d'Economia Aplicada, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)

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In this paper we analyze the determination of "key" sectors in the final energy consumption. We approach this issue from an input-output perspective and we design a methodology based on the elasticities of the demands of final energy consumption. As an exercise, we apply the proposed methodology to the Spanish economy. The analysis allows us to indicate the greater or lesser relevance of the different sectors in the consumption of final energy, pointing out which sectors deserve greater attention in the Spanish case and showing the implications for energy policy.

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Paper provided by Department of Applied Economics at Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona in its series Working Papers with number wp0205.

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Length: 17 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2002
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Handle: RePEc:uab:wprdea:wp0205

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Keywords: Energy consumption elasticities; Input-output; "Key" sectors;

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  1. Hazari, Bharat R & Krishnamurty, J, 1970. "Employment Implications of India's Industrialization: Analysis in an Input Output Framework," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 52(2), pages 181-86, May.
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