Regionalization Heuristic to Map Spatial Heterogeneity of Macroeconomic Impacts: The Case of the Green Energy Transition in NRW

FCN Working Paper No. 13/2017

28 Pages Posted: 19 Dec 2019

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Daniel Höwer

RWTH Aachen University

Christian Oberst

German Economic Institute; RWTH Aachen University - E.ON Energy Research Center

Reinhard Madlener

RWTH Aachen University

Date Written: February 1, 2019

Abstract

We discuss a vector-based regionalization heuristic to map the spatial variation of macroeconomic effects. Empirical regional studies of energy markets are often unfeasible due to a lack of data, particularly on demand and distribution infrastructure. The proposed heuristic is useful to model effects with high spatial heterogeneity and small overall net impact. As an illustration without loss of generality, we apply the heuristic to results from an input-output analysis on value creation effects by the energy transition in manufacturing sectors in the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The heuristic is applicable for regionalizing other macro-results, for example, from survey and other energy modeling studies.

JEL Classification: R12, R15, R58, P48, Q43

Suggested Citation

Höwer, Daniel and Oberst, Christian and Madlener, Reinhard, Regionalization Heuristic to Map Spatial Heterogeneity of Macroeconomic Impacts: The Case of the Green Energy Transition in NRW (February 1, 2019). FCN Working Paper No. 13/2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3497444 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3497444

Daniel Höwer

RWTH Aachen University ( email )

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52056 Aachen, 52056
Germany

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Christian Oberst (Contact Author)

German Economic Institute ( email )

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Köln, 50459
Germany

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RWTH Aachen University - E.ON Energy Research Center ( email )

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Aachen, 52074
Germany

Reinhard Madlener

RWTH Aachen University ( email )

School of Business and Economics / E.ON ERC
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Aachen, 52074
Germany
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+49 241 80 49 829 (Fax)

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