How Price Spikes Can Help Overcome the Energy Efficiency Gap

Reprint No. 2015:44

Author(s): Johannes MauritzenYear: 2015 Title: Economics Letters Volume (No.): 134 (September) Pages: 114–117
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Using data on Google searches, I suggest that the spiky nature of electricity markets has a strong effect on searching for information on energy efficiency goods. I identify the informational effect by decomposing prices into smoothed and deviation components.

Mauritzen, Johannes (2015), "How Price Spikes Can Help Overcome the Energy Efficiency Gap". Economics Letters 134(September), 114–117.

Sick of Inequality?

An Introduction to the Relationship between Inequality and Health

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In this book Andreas Bergh, Therese Nilsson, IFN and Lund University, and Daniel Waldenström, IFN and Paris School of Economics, France, review the latest research on the relationship between inequality and health. What does inequality mean for our health? Does increasing income inequality affect outcomes such as obesity, life expectancy and subjective well-being?


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