Climate Change, Energy Demand and Market Power in a General Equilibrium Model of the World Economy

17 Pages Posted: 16 Jul 2007

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Roberto Roson

Ca Foscari University of Venice - Dipartimento di Economia; Bocconi University - IEFE Centre for Research on Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy; Loyola Andalucia University

Francesco Bosello

University of Milan - Department of Economics, Business and Statistics; CMCC - Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici

Enrica De Cian

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM); CMCC - Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici

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Date Written: July 2007

Abstract

Future energy demand will be affected by changes in prices and income, but also by other factors, like temperature levels. This paper draws upon an econometric study, disentangling the contribution of temperature in the determination of the annual regional demand for energy goods. Combining estimates of temperature elasticities with scenarios of future climate change, it is possible to assess variations in energy demand induced (directly) by the global warming. We use this information to simulate a change in the demand structure of households in a CGE model of the world economy, in a set of assessment exercises. The changing demand structure triggers a structural adjustment process, influencing trade flows, regional competitiveness of industries and regions, and welfare. We also consider the possible existence of imperfect competition in the energy markets, analyzing the impact of changes in energy demand with an alternative model version, in which energy industries are modeled as Cournot oligopolies.

Keywords: Climate Change, Energy, Computable General Equilibrium Models, Imperfect Competition

JEL Classification: D58, F12, Q43, Q54

Suggested Citation

Roson, Roberto and Bosello, Francesco and De Cian, Enrica, Climate Change, Energy Demand and Market Power in a General Equilibrium Model of the World Economy (July 2007). FEEM Working Paper No. 71.2007; Department of Economics, University Ca' Foscari of Venice Research Paper No. 09-09. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=999920 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.999920

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