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Fueling Alternatives: Evidence from Real-World Driving Data

This is the first paper to use drivers' micro-level driving data and gasoline purchasing behavior to understand how drivers choose where to stop to purchase gasoline. We model drivers' decision as a combination of a choice of which stations to …

Retail Pricing in Colombia to Support the Efficient Deployment of Distributed Generation and Electric Vehicles

Electricity tariff reforms will be an essential part of the clean energy transition. Existing tariffs rely on average cost pricing and often set a price per unit that exceeds marginal cost. The higher price encourages over-adoption of residential …

Why are Connection Charges so High? An Analysis of the Electricity Sector in Sub-Saharan Africa

This study develops and structurally estimates a model of household and electric utility behavior to describe how the low access rates and high connection charges that are common in the Sub-Saharan Africa region arise from regulated electricity …

Price Perception and Electricity Demand with Nonlinear Tariffs

Increasing block tariffs for electricity and water provide a subsidy for low users and a conservation incentive for high users. However, their effectiveness may depend on both how well consumers understand the nonlinear structure and how attentive …

Efficiency and Equity Effects of Electricity Metering

Many households lack meters to measure their electricity or water consumption. I show that provision of electricity meters leads to a large reduction in electricity consumption over the first four months following meter installation. This is …

Climate Change and Non-Residential Electricity Consumption in Colombia

More than two thirds of electricity consumption in the world is for commercial and industrial use. In this paper I estimate the relationship between non-residential electricity consumption and short-term weather fluctuations. I use a panel of daily …

Infrastructure Quality and the Subsidy Trap

Electricity and water are often subsidized in developing countries to increase their affordability for low-income households. Ideally, such subsidies would create sufficient demand in poor neighborhoods to encourage private investment in their …

Reliability, Appliance Choice, and Electricity Demand

I estimate a model of the household demand for electricity that includes both the short-run consumption decision and the long-run choice of the appliances that the household owns. I use a discrete factor approximation for the correlation between the …