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Strategies for overcoming market obstacles. Strategien zur Ueberwindung von Markthindernissen

Abstract

In this paper saving of energy is seen as a process of adaption. It consists of four parts. Part I contains a brief analysis of the energy problem from an economic viewpoint. The central question is whether there are any scarcity indicators which trigger off the adaptation process. According to the conception of political economy the theory of scarcity is one of its main research objects. Anything that political economy says about scarcity should be applicable to energy as well. Part II therefore contains a survey of literature on welfare economy and especially about market failure. Part II presents a microeconomic analysis of the energy demand of private households and tries to find out which strategy would allow the most efficient adaptation to changed relative prices. Adaptation possibilities of the energy-related capital stock is described for all those cases where the present legal situation presents an obstacle to flexibility. This concerns for example the relationship between tenant and landlord but also the contract between builder and purchaser of real estate. Strategies are proposed for those sectors where market obstacles render the adaption to a situation of scarcity difficult or impossible. Especially the consequences for the laws governing tenancy and an  More>>
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Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1983
Product Type:
Book
Reference Number:
FRG-84-04227; EDB-85-085403
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Diss
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; ENERGY CONSERVATION; ENERGY POLICY; MARKET; RESIDENTIAL SECTOR; ECONOMIC POLICY; ELECTRIC POWER; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; HEATING OILS; HOUSEHOLDS; PLANNING; PRICES; SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS; TARIFFS; FUEL OILS; FUELS; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; INSTITUTIONAL FACTORS; LIQUID FUELS; OILS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; OTHER ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; PETROLEUM PRODUCTS; POWER; 291000* - Energy Planning & Policy- Conservation; 290200 - Energy Planning & Policy- Economics & Sociology; 320101 - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Residential Buildings- (-1987)
OSTI ID:
5842171
Country of Origin:
Switzerland
Language:
German
Availability:
Library of Basel Univ., Switzerland.
Submitting Site:
DE
Size:
Pages: 272
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Citation Formats

Heumann, P. Strategies for overcoming market obstacles. Strategien zur Ueberwindung von Markthindernissen. Switzerland: N. p., 1983. Web.
Heumann, P. Strategies for overcoming market obstacles. Strategien zur Ueberwindung von Markthindernissen. Switzerland.
Heumann, P. 1983. "Strategies for overcoming market obstacles. Strategien zur Ueberwindung von Markthindernissen." Switzerland.
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title = {Strategies for overcoming market obstacles. Strategien zur Ueberwindung von Markthindernissen}
author = {Heumann, P}
abstractNote = {In this paper saving of energy is seen as a process of adaption. It consists of four parts. Part I contains a brief analysis of the energy problem from an economic viewpoint. The central question is whether there are any scarcity indicators which trigger off the adaptation process. According to the conception of political economy the theory of scarcity is one of its main research objects. Anything that political economy says about scarcity should be applicable to energy as well. Part II therefore contains a survey of literature on welfare economy and especially about market failure. Part II presents a microeconomic analysis of the energy demand of private households and tries to find out which strategy would allow the most efficient adaptation to changed relative prices. Adaptation possibilities of the energy-related capital stock is described for all those cases where the present legal situation presents an obstacle to flexibility. This concerns for example the relationship between tenant and landlord but also the contract between builder and purchaser of real estate. Strategies are proposed for those sectors where market obstacles render the adaption to a situation of scarcity difficult or impossible. Especially the consequences for the laws governing tenancy and an Act of Energy industry are described. Part IV finally contains a summarizing evaluation of the strategies proposed. A comparison with the present official energy policy is made.}
place = {Switzerland}
year = {1983}
month = {Jan}
}