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Consumer Preferences for Automobile Energy Efficiency Grades

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  • Chang Seob Kim
  • Yoonmo Koo
  • Ie-jung Choi
  • Junhee Hong
  • Jongsu Lee

    () (Technology Management, Economics and Policy Program(TEMEP), Seoul National University)

Abstract

Recently, increases in energy prices have made energy conservation and efficiency improvements even more essential than in the past. With the rising cost of oil, specifically, energy efficiency has become one of the principal factors relevant to the choice of an automobile. However, due to the difficulty experienced by general consumers in obtaining reliable information regarding energy efficiency, in many countries around the world energy efficiency label regulations have been implemented which enforce a system of energy efficiency grade labeling. In this study, consumer preferences regarding energy efficiency grade were analyzed by estimating the marginal willingness to pay and the relative importance of energy efficiency grade using several discrete choice methods, including the multinomial logit, mixed logit, and mixed multiple discrete-continuous extreme value models.

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  • Chang Seob Kim & Yoonmo Koo & Ie-jung Choi & Junhee Hong & Jongsu Lee, 2009. "Consumer Preferences for Automobile Energy Efficiency Grades," TEMEP Discussion Papers 200932, Seoul National University; Technology Management, Economics, and Policy Program (TEMEP), revised Nov 2009.
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    1. Michelsen, Carl Christian & Madlener, Reinhard, 2016. "Switching from fossil fuel to renewables in residential heating systems: An empirical study of homeowners' decisions in Germany," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 89(C), pages 95-105.
    2. Voltes-Dorta, Augusto & Perdiguero, Jordi & Jiménez, Juan Luis, 2013. "Are car manufacturers on the way to reduce CO2 emissions?: A DEA approach," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 38(C), pages 77-86.
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    Keywords

    multinomial logit; mixed logit; multiple discrete-continuous extreme value; energy efficiency grade; willingness to pay; relative importance;

    JEL classification:

    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
    • H21 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Efficiency; Optimal Taxation
    • H23 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies
    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
    • O53 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Asia including Middle East

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