Household-level effects of electricity on income
Brandon A. Bridge,
Dadhi Adhikari and
Matías Fontenla ()
Energy Economics, 2016, vol. 58, issue C, 222-228
This paper studies the effect of electricity on income, using the Nepal Living Standards Survey-III (NLSSIII), carried out in the years 2010–11. To account for endogeneity issues, we use a Two Stage Probit Least Squares (2SPLS) model. We find that causality runs both ways. That is, income explains whether a household is connected to electricity, but also, a household being connected to electricity has a very large and significant effect on income.
Keywords: Energy; Electricity; Income; Economic development; Nepal (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O1 Q4 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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