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The Benefits of Information on the Efficient Usage of Consumer Durables

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  • Isamu Matsukawa

    (Musashi University)

This paper attempts to measure how information provision affects usage of consumer durables, using data on residential demand for electricity in Japan. Assuming that consumer preferences are well described by a translog indirect utility function, a discrete-continuous model of information and usage choice is estimated to examine the effects of information about efficient usage of electric appliances. The empirical results indicate that information provision contributed to energy conservation.

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Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: 01 Feb 2005
Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpot:0501005
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