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Replication data for: The Redistributional Impact of Nonlinear Electricity Pricing

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Borenstein, Severin
Publication Date
2012-04-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Electricity regulators often mandate increasing-block pricing (IBP)—i.e., marginal price increases with the customer's average daily usage—to protect low-income households from rising costs. IBP has no cost basis, raising a classic conflict between efficiency and distributional goals. Combining household-level utility billing data with census data on income, I find that IBP in California results in modest wealth redistribution, but creates substantial deadweight loss relative to the transfers. I also show that a common approach to studying income distribution effects by using median household income within census block groups may be misleading. (JEL D31, L11, L51, L94, L98, Q41, Q48)
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/pol.4.3.56 (Text)
Publications
  • Borenstein, Severin. “The Redistributional Impact of Nonlinear Electricity Pricing.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 4, no. 3 (August 2012): 56–90. https://doi.org/10.1257/pol.4.3.56.
    • ID: 10.1257/pol.4.3.56 (DOI)

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Borenstein, Severin (2012): Replication data for: The Redistributional Impact of Nonlinear Electricity Pricing. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E114795