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dc.contributor.authorFrondel, Manuelen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchmidt, Christoph M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-07-17en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-06T09:02:13Z-
dc.date.available2009-08-06T09:02:13Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-3-86788-055-8en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/26817-
dc.description.abstractAlong with the oil price, concerns about the security of energy supply have soared once again in recent years. Yet, more than 30 years after the OPEC oil embargo in 1973, energy security still remains a diffuse concept. This paper conceives a statistical indicator that aims at characterizing the energy supply risk of nations that are heavily dependent on energy imports. Our indicator condenses the bulk of empirical information on the imports of fossil fuels originating from a multitude of export countries as well as data on the indigenous contribution to the domestic energy supply into a single parameter. Applying the proposed concept to empirical energy data on Germany and the U.S. (1980-2004), we find that there is an inter-temporally increasing gap in the energy supply risk between both countries, with Germany suffering much more from a tensed energy supply situation today than the U.S.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherRWI Essenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRuhr economic papers 52en_US
dc.subject.jelC43en_US
dc.subject.jelQ41en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordHerfindahl indexen_US
dc.subject.keywordenergy supply risk indicatoren_US
dc.subject.stwEnergieversorgungen_US
dc.subject.stwFossiler Energieträgeren_US
dc.subject.stwImporten_US
dc.subject.stwMarktanteilen_US
dc.subject.stwKonzentrationsindexen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleMeasuring energy security: a conceptual noteen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn572040385en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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