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【学术预告】科罗拉多大学博尔德分校副教授Shuang Zhang学术研讨会:Reforming Inefficient Energy Pricing: Evidence from China

时间: 2020-11-06 10:56 来源: 作者: 浏览量:6547 字号: 打印

主题:Reforming Inefficient Energy Pricing: Evidence from China

主讲人Shuang Zhang科罗拉多大学博尔德分校经济学副教授

时间:1111日(周三)上午10:00-11:30

地点:4-101教室

语言英文

摘要

Inefficient energy pricing hinders economic development in many countries. We examine long-run effects of a recent heating reform in China that replaced a commonly-used fixed-payment system with individually-metered pricing. Using staggered policy rollouts and administrative data on household-level daily heating consumption, we find that the reform induced long-run reductions in heating usage and generated substantial welfare gains. Consumers gradually learned how to conserve heating effectively, making short-run evaluations underestimate the policy impacts. Our results suggest that energy price reform is an effective way to improve allocative efficiency and air quality in developing countries, where unmetered-inefficient pricing is still ubiquitous.

主讲人简介

Shuang Zhang (Ph.D., Cornell University) is an Assistant Professor of Economics and International Affairs. She was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Stanford Institute of Economic Policy Research at Stanford University in 2012-13. Her research areas cover development, health, education and environment, with a focus on China.