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Energy Efficiency and Substitution Elasticity


  • Elena Paglialunga


Over the last few decades the links between the economic system and the environment have loomed ever larger, one reason being the peculiarity of the existing energy system. Sustainability in growth processes and the need to reduce concentrations of polluting agents have become central issues in the international agenda, and have significant consequences for energy and climate policy. In this paper we present an empirical analysis of energy efficiency, in terms of substitution elasticity for 29 OECD countries (1975-2007), with the aim of studying the role of energy in production processes and analysing the related policy implications.

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  • Elena Paglialunga, 2012. "Energy Efficiency and Substitution Elasticity," QA - Rivista dell'Associazione Rossi-Doria, Associazione Rossi Doria, issue 3, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:rar:journl:0243

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    Energy: Demand and Supply; Energy and the Macroeconomy; Energy: Government Policy;

    JEL classification:

    • Q41 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Demand and Supply; Prices
    • Q43 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Energy and the Macroeconomy
    • Q48 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Government Policy


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