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Replication data for: Cash for Coolers: Evaluating a Large-Scale Appliance Replacement Program in Mexico

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1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Davis, Lucas W.
  • Fuchs, Alan
  • Gertler, Paul
Publication Date
2014-01-03
Description
  • Abstract

    This paper evaluates a large-scale appliance replacement program in Mexico that from 2009 to 2012 helped 1.9 million households replace their old refrigerators and air conditioners with energyefficient models. Using household-level billing records from the universe of Mexican residential customers, we find that refrigerator replacement reduces electricity consumption by 8 percent, about one-quarter of what was predicted by ex ante analyses. Moreover, we find that air conditioning replacement actually increases electricity consumption. Overall, we find that the program is an expensive way to reduce externalities from energy use, reducing carbon dioxide emissions at a program cost of over $500 per ton.
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Relations
  • Is supplemented by
    DOI: 10.1257/pol.6.4.207 (Text)
Publications
  • Davis, Lucas W., Alan Fuchs, and Paul Gertler. “Cash for Coolers: Evaluating a Large-Scale Appliance Replacement Program in Mexico.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 6, no. 4 (November 2014): 207–38. https://doi.org/10.1257/pol.6.4.207.
    • ID: 10.1257/pol.6.4.207 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2019-10-13 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2019-10-13

Davis, Lucas W.; Fuchs, Alan; Gertler, Paul (2014): Replication data for: Cash for Coolers: Evaluating a Large-Scale Appliance Replacement Program in Mexico. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E114879V1