All pages with keywords: consumer behaviour

Do energy efficiency standards hurt consumers? Evidence from household appliance sales

Do energy efficiency standards hurt consumers? Evidence from household appliance sales

a research article by Arlan Brucal, Michael Roberts 14 May, 2019

This paper examines whether energy efficiency standards influence consumer welfare. read more »


How ready is South Africa for a new fuel levy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?

How ready is South Africa for a new fuel levy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?

a commentary by Patrick Curran 15 March, 2019

This June, South Africa’s much-delayed carbon tax is due to be implemented, to include a new levy on petrol and diesel. Patrick Curran contests that changing consumer behaviour and reducing emissions will be very difficult without investment in viable transport alternatives – and development of a wider suite of policies to cut emissions. read more »


Are smart meters good for UK households?

a commentary by Greer Gosnell, Daire McCoy 9 January, 2019

How realistic are the predicted savings to household energy bills from installing a smart meter? And how robust is the evidence behind the figures? Greer Gosnell and Daire McCoy investigate, in the second of two posts on smart meters. read more »


Why the UK’s smart meter rollout needs to be smarter

Why the UK’s smart meter rollout needs to be smarter

a commentary by Greer Gosnell, Daire McCoy 8 January, 2019

With recent reports criticising the UK Government’s rollout of its smart meter implementation programme, Greer Gosnell and Daire McCoy review the costs and benefits and call for a revamp, particularly of consumer engagement. read more »


Pigou pushes preferences: decarbonisation and endogenous values

a working paper by Linus Mattauch, Cameron Hepburn, Nicholas Stern 14 December, 2018

This paper explores the relationship between carbon prices and policies that change consumers’ preferences, concluding that taking the effects into account in economic models would enhance understanding of climate change mitigation policy, facilitating the transition to a low-carbon economy. read more »


Communicating Resourcefully: A Natural Field Experiment on Environmental Framing and Cognitive Dissonance in Going Paperless

Communicating Resourcefully: A Natural Field Experiment on Environmental Framing and Cognitive Dissonance in Going Paperless

a research article by Greer Gosnell 18 September, 2018

In a large-scale natural field experiment comprising 38,654 customers of a renewable energy supplier in the United Kingdom, we randomize environmental information and dissonance-inducing messaging to promote an active … read more »


Energy services

a research article by Roger Fouquet 1 July, 2016

Fouquet, Roger (2016). In: Durlauf, Steven N. and Blume, Lawrence E., (eds.) The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. Palgrave Macmillan.


RSS | Meredith Fowlie: “Default Effects, Follow-on Behavior and Welfare in Residential Electricity Pricing Programs”

Research Seminar Serie 4 Nov 2015

Meredith Fowlie, Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Berkeley,will be the speaker at this event. Meredith will be discussing her paper, Default … read more »


The impact of energy prices on energy efficiency: Evidence from the UK refrigerator market

The impact of energy prices on energy efficiency: Evidence from the UK refrigerator market

a working paper by François Cohen, Matthieu Glachant, Magnus Söderberg 17 February, 2015

It is commonly believed that large energy efficiency gaps exist in the energy-using durables markets. We develop a broad analytical framework capturing consumer purchase behavior and suppliers’ pricing and innovation … read more »