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Elasticities of gasoline demand in Switzerland

Baranzini, Andrea ; Weber, Sylvain

In: Energy policy, 2013, vol. 63, p. 674–680

Using cointegration techniques, we investigate the determinants of gasoline demand in Switzerland over the period 1970–2008. We obtain a very weak price elasticity of −0.09 in the short run and −0.34 in the long run. For fuel demand, i.e. gasoline plus diesel, the corresponding price elasticities are −0.08 and −0.27. Our rich dataset allows working with quarterly data and with more...

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The causal relationship between energy use and economic growth in Switzerland

Baranzini, Andrea ; Weber, Sylvain ; Bareit, Markus ; Mathys, Nicole A.

This paper investigates the relationships between energy consumption and economic growth in Switzerland over the period 1950–2010. We apply bounds testing techniques to different energy types separately. Robustness tests are performed by including additional variables and restricting the analysis to the period after 1970. The results show that there exist robust long run relationships going...

Haute école de gestion de Genève

Elasticities of gasoline demand in Switzerland

Baranzini, Andrea ; Weber, Sylvain

(Cahier de recherche ; HES-SO/HEG-GE/C--12/1/2--CH)

Using co-integration techniques, we investigate the determinants of gasoline and fuel demands in Switzerland over the period 1970-2008. In particular, we focus on the impact of prices and estimate the demand price elasticities. In the short run, we obtain very weak price elasticities of -0.09 for gasoline demand and -0.08 for fuel demand. In the long run, the corresponding estimates are -0.34 and...

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Fractional integration between energy use and GDP : an application to Switzerland

Baranzini, Andrea ; Bareit, Markus ; Mathys, Nicole A. ; Weber, Sylvain

This paper investigates the short and long run relationships between energy consumption and real GDP in Switzerland. We apply cointegration and error correction models to data covering a long period, from 1950 to 2009, and distinguish between different energy sources. Our results show that there is a separate long run relationship from real GDP to energy consumption of heating oil, fuel and...

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Consumers choices among alternative electricity programs in Geneva : an empirical analysis

Weber, Sylvain ; Baranzini, Andrea ; Fragnière, Emmanuel

In: International journal of global energy issues, 2009, vol. 31, no. 3-4, p. 295-308

Services Industriels de Genève (SIG) is the monopoly which delivers natural gas, water and electricity in the Canton of Geneva (Switzerland). A few years ago, SIG offered to Geneva households the possibility to choose among 6 different types of electricity products. Those new electricity products differ in particular because of the origin of their production (natural gas, hydraulic, solar, etc.)...

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Élasticité-prix de la demande d’essence en Suisse : rapport final 14 juillet 2009 : Office fédéral de l'énergie

Baranzini, Andrea ; Neto, David ; Weber, Sylvain

Dans cette étude, nous analysons la demande de carburant (essence et diesel) en Suisse. Nous étudions également la demande d’essence de manière séparée. Pour ce faire, nous utilisons des données macroéconomiques sur les quantités d’essence et de diesel au niveau de l’ensemble du pays et les mettons en relation avec différentes variables censées avoir un impact sur la consommation...

Haute école de gestion de Genève

Consumers choices among alternative electricity programs in Geneva : an empirical analysis : Cahier de recherche

Weber, Sylvain ; Baranzini, Andrea ; Fragnière, Emmanuel

Services industriels de Genève (SIG) is the monopoly which delivers natural gas, water and electricity in the Geneva Canton. A few years ago, SIG offered to Geneva households 6 different types of electricity products from which households can choose. Those new electricity products differ in particular because of the origin of their production (natural gas, hydraulic, solar, asf) and of their...

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Measuring the performance of microfinance institutions : Cahier de recherche

Ferro Luzzi, Giovanni ; Weber, Sylvain

Measuring the performance of microfinance institutions (MFIs) is not a trivial task. Indeed, looking at the financial sustainability of an MFI only gives one feature of its performance. As many MFIs primarily exist in order to help the poorest people, one also has to include aspects of outreach in their performance. Hence, MFIs’ performance can be termed multidimensional. This paper illustrates...

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A cluster analysis of multidimensional poverty in Switzerland : Cahier de recherche

Ferro Luzzi, Giovanni ; Flückiger, Yves ; Weber, Sylvain

The measurement of poverty has often been criticized for relying solely on measures of financial deprivation. Poverty being a multidimensional state, related to health, schooling, living environment, psychological state as well as social tides, care should be taken to integrate these various components to have a proper picture of poverty. This is especially true for rich countries where poor...