Seeking theta's desperately: Estimating the distribution of consumers under increasing block rates

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Journal of Regulatory Economics, 22 (1), pp. 29-58, 2002
http://hdl.handle.net/10230/436
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dc.contributor.author Delicado, Pedro
dc.contributor.author Castro, Fidel
dc.contributor.author Da Rocha, Jose M.
dc.contributor.other Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament d'Economia i Empresa
dc.date.issued 1997-12-01
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Regulatory Economics, 22 (1), pp. 29-58, 2002
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/436
dc.description.abstract This paper shows that the distribution of observed consumption is not a good proxy for the distribution of heterogeneous consumers when the current tariff is an increasing block tariff. We use a two step method to recover the "true" distribution of consumers. First, we estimate the demand function induced by the current tariff. Second, using the demand system, we specify the distribution of consumers as a function of observed consumption to recover the true distribution. Finally, we design a new two-part tariff which allows us to evaluate the equity of the existence of an increasing block tariff.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries Economics and Business Working Papers Series; 250
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dc.title Seeking theta's desperately: Estimating the distribution of consumers under increasing block rates
dc.title.alternative Desperately seeking theta's: Estimating the distribution of consumers under increasing block rates
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper
dc.date.modified 2014-06-03T07:13:55Z
dc.subject.keyword Microeconomics
dc.subject.keyword heterogeneous demand
dc.subject.keyword nonlinear pricing
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