Necessity or Luxury Good? Household Energy Spending and Income in Britain 1991 - 2007

H. Meier, T. Jamasb & L. Orea
The residential demand for energy is growing steadily and the trend is expected to continue for the foreseeable future. Household spending on energy services tends to increase with income. We explore household total spending on energy and on electricity and gas separately. We use an extensive British household panel data with more than 77,000 observations for the 1991-2007 period to explore the determinants of energy spending. We analyse income as a main driver of spending...
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