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Electricity consumption in G7 countries : a panel cointegration analysis of residential demand elasticities
journal contributionposted on 2007-01-01, 00:00 authored by Paresh Narayan, R Smyth, A Prasad
This article applies recently developed panel unit root and panel cointegration techniques to estimate the long-run and short-run income and price elasticities for residential demand for electricity in G7 countries. The panel results indicate that in the long-run residential demand for electricity is price elastic and income inelastic. The study concludes that from an environmental perspective there is potential to use pricing policies in the G7 countries to curtail residential electricity demand, and thus curb carbon emissions, in the long run.