This thesis explains the mechanisms behind the dechne in aggregate energy intensity in
Japan between 1973, the year of the first oil shock, and 1991, the first major change
in the targets of Japanese energy policy after 1973. The study decomposes and
quantifies the importance of structural change and technological change at three levels
of aggregation: across the whole economy (between economic sectors); across the
manufacturing sector (between industries); and within industries. The...[Show more]
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