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Adoption and disadoption of electric cookstoves in urban Ethiopia: Evidence from panel data

Yonas Alem, Sied Hassen () and Gunnar Köhlin ()

Resource and Energy Economics, 2014, vol. 38, issue C, 110-124

Abstract: Previous studies on improved cookstove adoption in developing countries use cross-sectional data, which make it difficult to control for unobserved heterogeneity and investigate what happens to adoption over time. We use robust non-linear panel data and hazard models on three rounds of panel data from urban Ethiopia to investigate the determinants of adoption and disadoption of electric cookstoves over time. We find that the prices of electricity and firewood and access to credit are major determinants of adoption and transition. Our findings have important implications for policies aiming at promotion of energy transition and reduction of the pressure on forest resources in developing countries.

Keywords: Cookstoves; Electric Mitad; Firewood; Panel data; Random effects probit (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q40 Q41 Q42 Q48 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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