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Why Has California's Residential Electricity Consumption Been So Flat since the 1980s?: A Microeconometric Approach

Dora L. Costa, Matthew E. Kahn

NBER Working Paper No. 15978
Issued in May 2010

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Matthew Turner and Chris Knittel provided valuable comments on an early draft of this paper. We thank Tom Gorin and Erin Mansur for sharing data with us. Conference participants at the December 2009 UC Berkeley Green Buildings Conference provided useful comments. We thank the Richard Ziman Real Estate Center at UCLA for generous research funding and NIH Grant R01 AG19637. Costa also gratefully acknowledges the support of NIH Grant P01 AG10120. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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