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The Demand for Energy by U.K. Manufacturing Industry


  • Lynk, Edward L


Using an intertemporal maximizing model incorporating the costs of adjustment of the capital stock, demand elasticities for aggregate energy input and for individual fuel inputs are derived for the U.K. manufacturing industry for the postwar period. The results confirm the price sensitivity of energy subtypes and aggregate energy. In the long run, the demand for gas and petroleum appear to be significantly price elastic. The results also suggest that the full effects of the 1978-79 energy price shock have yet to be felt. Copyright 1989 by Blackwell Publishers Ltd and The Victoria University of Manchester

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  • Lynk, Edward L, 1989. "The Demand for Energy by U.K. Manufacturing Industry," The Manchester School of Economic & Social Studies, University of Manchester, vol. 57(1), pages 1-16, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:manch2:v:57:y:1989:i:1:p:1-16

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    1. F. Giavazzi & L. Spaventa, 1990. "The "New" EMS," Working Papers 86, Dipartimento Scienze Economiche, Universita' di Bologna.
    2. Olivier Jean Blanchard & Stanley Fischer, 1989. "Lectures on Macroeconomics," MIT Press Books, The MIT Press, edition 1, volume 1, number 0262022834, January.
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    1. Hunt, Lester C. & Judge, Guy & Ninomiya, Yasushi, 2003. "Underlying trends and seasonality in UK energy demand: a sectoral analysis," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 25(1), pages 93-118, January.
    2. Roula Inglesi-Lotz, 2012. "The sensitivity of the South African industrial sector’s electricity consumption to electricity price fluctuations," Working Papers 201225, University of Pretoria, Department of Economics.

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