Decomposition of changes in energy intensity. A comparison of the Divisia index and other methods
The desirability of separating the effects of underlying shifts in the composition of the economy from changes in energy use patterns has been recognized by many researchers. The similarity between this decomposition of aggregate measures of energy intensity into its component parts and decomposition of aggregate output (cost) data into price and quantity indices is less well known. This paper makes some comparisons between energy intensity decomposition and the formulation of economic indices. We illustrate the useful properties of one particular index, the Divisia index in performing energy intensity decomposition. © 1988.
Boyd, GA; Hanson, DA; Sterner, T
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