Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/26825
Authors: 
Grösche, Peter
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
Ruhr economic papers 60
Abstract: 
This paper measures energy efficiency improvements of US single-family homes between 1997 and 2001 using a two-stage procedure. In the first stage, an indicator of energy efficiency is derived by means of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), and the analogy between the DEA estimator and traditional measures of energy efficiency is demonstrated. The second stage employs a bootstrapped truncated regression technique to decompose the variation in the obtained efficiency estimates into a climatic component and factors attributed to efficiency improvements. Results indicate a small but significant improvement of energy efficiency over the studied time interval, mainly accounted for by fuel oil and natural gas users.
Subjects: 
Energy efficiency
household production
data envelopment analysis
bootstrap
JEL: 
C14
C61
D13
Q4
ISBN: 
978-3-86788-063-3
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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