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Analysis of demand for electricity in the United States


  • Badri, Masood A.


We investigate the lack of general agreement concerning the determinants of energy demand and consider residential, commercial and industrial demand for electric energy. Our Halvorsen-type models permit consistent estimation of total elasticities of demand for the three sectors. The estimated own-price elasticity is above unity for the commercial demand but less than unity for the residential and industrial demands.

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  • Badri, Masood A., 1992. "Analysis of demand for electricity in the United States," Energy, Elsevier, vol. 17(7), pages 725-733.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:energy:v:17:y:1992:i:7:p:725-733
    DOI: 10.1016/0360-5442(92)90080-J

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