Effects of energy- and climate policy in Germany: A multiregional analysis

Johannes Többen

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Abstract

This dissertation deals with the economic relations between industries, households and the public sector within and between Germany’s 16 federal states. This type of information is used to assess regional economic impacts of natural disasters and the promotion of renewable energies. Due to the scarcity of data at the regional level, estimation techniques that can handle limited information need to be applied.
Chapters 2 and 3 develop new estimation techniques. For example, to estimate monetary and physical flows simultaneously, at different levels of aggregation and possibly mismatching classifications. Chapter 4 uses the new estimation techniques for the compilation of the full multiregional dataset. This involves, for example, aligning large amounts of partial and possibly conflicting information. The dataset is applied in the next two chapters.
Chapter 5 develops a nonlinear programming approach for the assessment of wider economic impacts of disasters. We find that trade substitution significantly diminishes economy-wide negative impacts and conclude that models based on fixed trade shares and fixed market shares deliver upwardly biased results.
Chapter 6 assesses the effects of promoting renewable energies in Germany. Our outcomes show that costs and benefits concentrate on different regions and that the household income distribution is made more unequal.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Groningen
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Oosterhaven, Jan, Supervisor
  • Dietzenbacher, Erik, Supervisor
Award date29-May-2017
Place of Publication[Groningen]
Publisher
Print ISBNs978-90-367-9667-5
Electronic ISBNs978-90-367-9666-8
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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