A Caltech Library Service

Evidence of Block Switching in Demand Subject to Declining Block Rates - A New Approach

Dubin, Jeffrey A. (1985) Evidence of Block Switching in Demand Subject to Declining Block Rates - A New Approach. Social Science Working Paper, 583. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished)

[img] PDF (sswp 583 - Oct. 1985) - Submitted Version
See Usage Policy.


Use this Persistent URL to link to this item:


This paper considers the problem of forecasting demand subject to a non-linear rate schedule. We develop an empirical model of electricity demand subject to a quantity determined rate schedule and suggest a new procedure to estimate population taste variation. Using micro-level data from the 1975 Washington Center for Metropolitan Studies (WCMS) survey, we provide evidence on the prevalence and extent of block switching.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Discussion Paper)
Related URLs:
URLURL TypeDescription ItemPublished Version
Additional Information:Published as Dubin, Jeffrey A. "Block Switching in Demand Subject to Declining Block Rates-A New Approach." The Changing World Energy Economy, 8th IAEE North American Conference, 1986. International Association for Energy Economics, 1986.
Group:Social Science Working Papers
Series Name:Social Science Working Paper
Issue or Number:583
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20170914-161640436
Persistent URL:
Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:81468
Deposited By: Jacquelyn Bussone
Deposited On:15 Sep 2017 17:07
Last Modified:03 Oct 2019 18:43

Repository Staff Only: item control page