A Method for Estimating Sub-State Consumption of Delivered Energy
7 Pages Posted: 2 May 2014
Date Written: April 16, 2014
We present a method for estimating sub-state consumption of delivered energy. Without sub-state data, many questions important to policy, industry, and economic development go unanswered. This paper describes the general method of allocating state-level data among sub-state regions. While this method is illustrated with our own application, this paper also serves as a proof-of-concept: our method can be generally applied for other political jurisdictions and other types of data besides energy.
Keywords: Sub-state, energy consumption, missing data, estimation method
JEL Classification: C89, Q41, R00
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