A Method for Estimating Sub-State Consumption of Delivered Energy

7 Pages Posted: 2 May 2014

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Zachary Wendling

Indiana University Bloomington; Indiana University - School of Public and Environmental Affairs

David Warren

Indiana University - School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Barry Rubin

Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Kenneth R. Richards

O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Sanya Carley

Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Date Written: April 16, 2014

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Wendling, Zachary and Wendling, Zachary and Warren, David and Rubin, Barry and Richards, Kenneth R. and Carley, Sanya, A Method for Estimating Sub-State Consumption of Delivered Energy (April 16, 2014). Indiana University, Bloomington School of Public & Environmental Affairs Research Paper No. 2431356, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2431356 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2431356

Zachary Wendling (Contact Author)

Indiana University Bloomington ( email )

Dept of Biology
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United States

Indiana University - School of Public and Environmental Affairs ( email )

1315 East 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
United States

David Warren

Indiana University - School of Public and Environmental Affairs ( email )

1315 East 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
United States

Barry Rubin

Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public and Environmental Affairs ( email )

1315 East Tenth Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
United States

Kenneth R. Richards

O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs ( email )

1315 East Tenth Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
United States

Sanya Carley

Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public and Environmental Affairs ( email )

1315 East Tenth Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
United States

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