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Economic, demographic and social factors of energy demand in Mexican households, 2008-2014
by Perez Pena, Rafael, D.E.D., New Mexico State University, 2017, 74; 10759030
Abstract (Summary)

This research project focuses on estimating the effect of economic, demographic, and social factors in residential energy demand in Mexico from 2008 to 2014. Therefore, it estimates demand equations for electricity, natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), coal and natural gas using Mexican household data from 2008 to 2014. It also applies accessibility theory and it estimates energy access indicators using different specifications of demand for LPG in 2014. Sprawl measures, gravity model, and central place theory are the accessibility theory supporting the energy access indicators. Results suggest the greater the household income, the population size, the educational level of the householder, the energy access, and the lower the energy price and the household size, the greater the demand for energy in Mexico from 2008 to 2014. The greater the education, the lower the demand for firewood and coal. LPG and firewood have a monopolistically competitive market structure. Energy access indicators informed by accessibility theory are statistically significant and show the expected sign when applied to LPG in Mexican household in 2014.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Widner, Benjamin
School: New Mexico State University
School Location: United States -- New Mexico
Source: DAI-B 79/04(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Business administration, Latin American Studies, Molecular physics
Keywords: Demand Equation, Energy Access, Gravity Model, Household Data, Market Areas, Price-Elasticity
Publication Number: 10759030
ISBN: 978-0-355-63803-5
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