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Estimating households expenditure functions: contribution to the lifestyle-oriented energy and emission models
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ECN Policy Studies 1996
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-C--96-064 ECN publication
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The estimation procedure and results of expenditure functions for theNetherlands, France and Germany are described. In the project 'EU lifestyle and emissions' relations between lifestyle changes of the population of the three countries and the effects on energy use and emissions are analysed, based on an input-output approach. Consumption by households is translated into production requirements of industrial sectors and imports, and together with transportation requirements this results in energy use and emissions attributed to household consumption. In this report the consumption by households is the central issue. For the three countries sets of consumption functions are estimated that include the influences of income, prices and other household characteristics on the consumption pattern. In a scenario approach developments of these explanatory variables will result in changing consumption patterns and thus changing energy use and emissions. 10 figs., 44 tabs., 5 appendices, 4 refs.

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