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Effects of renting on household energy expenditure: Evidence from Australia

Best, Rohan; Burke, Paul


This paper uses household survey data from Australia to investigate whether renters face larger energy bills than otherwise similar households. We find that a negative unconditional effect of renting on residential electricity expenditure becomes positive when controlling for log net wealth, with renters on average spending about 8% more than otherwise similar households. This is a larger effect than in most prior studies. The effect operates via higher usage quantities rather than higher...[Show more]

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Date published: 2022-07
Type: Journal article
Source: Energy Policy
DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2022.113022
Access Rights: Open Access


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