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Costly Capital Reallocation and Energy Use

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  • Antonia Diaz

    (Universidad Carlos III)

  • Luis A. Puch

    (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

  • Maria D. Guillo

    (Universidad de Alicante)

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In times 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 is conformity with the low short-run and high long-run elasticities of energy use seen in data. (Copyright: Elsevier)

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  • Antonia Diaz & Luis A. Puch & Maria D. Guillo, 2004. "Costly Capital Reallocation and Energy Use," Review of Economic Dynamics, Elsevier for the Society for Economic Dynamics, vol. 7(2), pages 494-518, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:red:issued:v:7:y:2004:i:2:p:494-518
    DOI: 10.1016/j.red.2003.09.005
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    Keywords

    energy price; energy use; capital reallocation; number of plants.;
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    JEL classification:

    • E22 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Investment; Capital; Intangible Capital; Capacity
    • E23 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Production
    • Q43 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Energy and the Macroeconomy

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