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Energy Expenses in Households with Different Standards of Living


  • Anton Laur

    () (Centre for Economic Research at Tallinn University of Technology)

  • Koidu Tenno

    () (Centre for Economic Research at Tallinn University of Technology)

  • Mare Viies

    () (Centre for Economic Research at Tallinn University of Technology)


This article provides results of an analysis of energy expenses in households with different income and expenditure levels. The authors have used the Statistical Office of Estonia Household Income and Expenditure Survey data for the period 2000-2005. The analysis was conducted across household income deciles, expenditure deciles and also across regions (counties). For background information the authors have examined the development of electricity consumption and electricity price trends. Price dynamics of boiler fuels used in energy enterprises in the period 2000-2005 have also been analysed, with the main focus on price trends of renewable energy sources. The structure of Estonian householdsí dwelling expenditure has been compared to Finlandís respective data in 2003

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  • Anton Laur & Koidu Tenno & Mare Viies, 2006. "Energy Expenses in Households with Different Standards of Living," Working Papers 140, Tallinn School of Economics and Business Administration, Tallinn University of Technology.
  • Handle: RePEc:ttu:wpaper:140

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    energy expenses; household member; income and expenditure deciles; dwelling expenses; energy prices; renewable energy sources;

    JEL classification:

    • D1 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior
    • D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
    • P22 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - Prices
    • Q43 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Energy and the Macroeconomy

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