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dc.contributor.authorConniffe, Denis
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-09T15:41:44Z
dc.date.available2012-03-09T15:41:44Z
dc.date.issued2000
dc.identifier.citationConniffe, Denis. 'The free electricity allowance and the Engel curve'. - Economic & Social Review, Vol. 31, No. 2, April, 2000, pp. 173-186, Dublin: Economic & Social Research Institute
dc.identifier.issn0012-9984
dc.identifier.otherJEL Q47
dc.identifier.otherJEL Q48
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/62596
dc.description.abstractIn 1994 over 18 per cent of Irish households possessed a free electricity allowance. This creates complications in using the 1994-95 Household Budget Survey to estimate an Engel curve for electricity expenditure. Ignoring the allowances leads to biased estimates of elasticities and distorts comparisons between sectors. Examining the sub-populations with and without allowances results in conclusions leading to a substantial revision of the income elasticity for household electricity expenditure and to deductions about possible current and past welfare losses inherent in the free electricity scheme.en
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherEconomic & Social Studies
dc.relation.ispartofVol.XX, No. XX, Issue, Year
dc.sourceEconomic & Social Reviewen
dc.subjectElectricity usageen
dc.subjectHousehold expenditureen
dc.subjectIrelanden
dc.subjectEngel curveen
dc.subjectQuantitative methodsen
dc.titleThe free electricity allowance and the Engel curve
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.publisher.placeDublinen


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