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Replication data for: Deregulation, Consolidation, and Efficiency: Evidence from US Nuclear Power

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Davis, Lucas W.
  • Wolfram, Catherine
Publication Date
2012-07-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Beginning in the late 1990s, electricity markets in many US states were deregulated, and almost half of the nation's 103 nuclear power reactors were sold to independent power producers. Deregulation has been accompanied by substantial market consolidation, and today the three largest companies control one-third of US nuclear capacity. We find that deregulation and consolidation are associated with a 10 percent increase in operating performance, achieved primarily by reducing the duration of reactor outages. At average wholesale prices, this increased operating performance is worth $2.5 billion annually and implies an annual decrease of 35 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions. (JEL L11, L51, L94, L98, Q42, Q48)
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.4.4.194 (Text)
Publications
  • Davis, Lucas W, and Catherine Wolfram. “Deregulation, Consolidation, and Efficiency: Evidence from US Nuclear Power.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 4, no. 4 (October 2012): 194–225. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.4.4.194.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.4.4.194 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Davis, Lucas W.; Wolfram, Catherine (2012): Replication data for: Deregulation, Consolidation, and Efficiency: Evidence from US Nuclear Power. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113834