Current Events: The Effects of Electricity Deregulation on State Economies

22 Pages Posted: 8 May 2006

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N. Edward Coulson

Pennsylvania State University, College of the Liberal Arts - Department of Economic; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Abstract

Panel regressions indicate that state electricity deregulation in the US is associated with higher housing prices, increased activity in the housing market, and lower wages, all of which are consistent with a model of compensating differentials wherein deregulation (which is shown to indeed lower electricity prices) increased the utility of state residents. On the other hand, there is no link between deregulation and job creation.

Suggested Citation

Coulson, N. Edward, Current Events: The Effects of Electricity Deregulation on State Economies. Journal of Regional Science, Vol. 46, No. 1, pp. 147-168, February 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=875059 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.0022-4146.2006.00436.x

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