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dc.contributor.authorGrösche, Peteren_US
dc.contributor.authorSchmidt, Christoph M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorVance, Colinen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-20en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-12T14:59:29Z-
dc.date.available2010-02-12T14:59:29Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-3-86788-110-4en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/29893-
dc.description.abstractIdentifying the incidence of free-ridership is significant to a range of issues relevant to program evaluation, including the calculation of net program benefits and more general assessments of political acceptability. Estimates of free-ridership in the area of energy policy frequently rely on ex-post surveys that ask program participants whether they would have behaved differently in the absence of program support. The present paper proposes an ex-ante approach to the calculation of the free-rider share using revealed preference data on home renovations from Germany's residential sector. We employ a discrete-choice model to simulate the effect of grants on renovation choices, the output from which is used to assess the extent of free-ridership under a contemporary subsidy program. Aside from its simplicity, a key advantage of the approach is that it bestows policymakers with an estimate of free-ridership prior to program implementation.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherRWI Essenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRuhr economic papers 99en_US
dc.subject.jelC25en_US
dc.subject.jelD12en_US
dc.subject.jelQ4en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordEnergy efficiencyen_US
dc.subject.keywordresidential sectoren_US
dc.subject.keywordrandom utility modelen_US
dc.subject.keyworddiscrete choice simulationen_US
dc.subject.stwEnergiesparenen_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftspolitische Wirkungsanalyseen_US
dc.subject.stwWohneigentumen_US
dc.subject.stwTrittbrettfahrerverhaltenen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleIdentifying free-riding in energy-conservation programs using revealed preference dataen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn597835713en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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