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Analysis Of Households’ Electricity, Gas And Gasoline Demand Using Micro Data From The National Survey Of Family Income And Expenditure

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SC141042

Volume

191

Pages

13

Page Range

1239 - 1251

Published

2014

Size

1,258 kb

Author(s)

M. Tanishita

Abstract

For building a sustainable city, it is essential to understand the energy use behaviour of households. In this paper, I analyse the relationship between a household’s electricity, gas, and gasoline consumption, using data from the National Survey of Family Income and Expenditure of Japan. Then considering household characteristics, price, income and population density, elasticities of these energy demands are estimated using regression analysis. As a result, the following three major conclusions are obtained: (1) correlation among households’ electricity, gas, and gasoline consumption are low, (2) price and income elasticities are differentiated by an equivalent income level, and (3) with regards to population density, elasticity of gasoline is negative but those of electricity and gas are positive.

Keywords

households’ energy use, price, income, population density elasticity, micro data