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Commercial Building Electricity Consumption Dynamics: The Role of Structure Quality, Human Capital, and Contract Incentives

Matthew E. Kahn, Nils Kok, John M. Quigley

NBER Working Paper No. 18781
Issued in February 2013

---- Acknowledgements -----

Kahn thanks the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate for generous funding. Kok is supported by a VENI grant from the Dutch Science Foundation (NWO). We are grateful to Eric Karlson for help in assembling, interpreting, and verifying the data used in this analysis. We thank Jan Bruecker, Richard Green and participants at seminars at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, the University of California, Los Angeles, the 2013 AEA meetings and the Homer Hoyt Institute for useful comments. We mourn the passing of John M. Quigley in May 2012. John was a great scholar, colleague and friend, and he was actively involved in crafting and executing this project. We hope this paper lives up to his expectations. 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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