1st Edition

Analyzing Demand Behavior A Study of Energy Elasticities

By Douglas R. Bohi Copyright 2011

    First Published in 2011. This title takes econometric studies as data; it examines their assumptions, investigates their methodologies, contrasts the data sets they use, and compares their results. By informing users what they can and cannot expect from researchers, it can sharpen the criteria that are used to commission such studies and judge their results. By examining an array of studies dealing with the same or related phenomena, Bohi can analyse the ways in which decisions made by researchers affect their results. All while considering inferences surrounding the role of econometric demand estimation in formulating policy and understanding demand behavior.

    Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 Estimating the Demand for Energy: Issues and Methodologies; Chapter 3 Demand for Electricity; Chapter 4 Demand for Natural Gas; Chapter 5 Demand for Petroleum Products; Chapter 6 Demand for Coal; Chapter 7 Summary and Conclusions;


    Douglas R. Bohi

    'This work provides a very good summary of some of the available empirical work done on energy demand and, as such, would serve as a very good reference.' Choice