Social cost benefit analysis and energy policy

  • The energy sector has changed considerably over the past few years, with more changes to come. Both liberalisation and the trend towards a less CO2-intensive society require a lot of different policy measures. Policymakers choices impact society; most policies benefit some actors but hurt others. This uneven distribution of effects makes it difficult for the government to choose the best welfare-maximizing policy. A social cost benefit analysis (SCBA) can help in this choice by quantifying and valuing all of a policys effects for the whole society and not just for the decision maker. This thesis starts with two introductory chapters and contains six papers that focus on three policy topics: the cost of supply interruptions, ownership unbundling of the Dutch energy distribution companies and investments in interconnectors.

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Publishing Institution:IRC-Library, Information Resource Center der Jacobs University Bremen
Granting Institution:Jacobs Univ.
Author:Michiel de Nooij
Referee:Gert Brunekreeft, Christoph Lattemann, Catrinus Jepma
Advisor:Gert Brunekreeft
Persistent Identifier (URN):urn:nbn:de:101:1-201305294798
Document Type:PhD Thesis
Language:English
Date of Successful Oral Defense:2012/07/03
Date of First Publication:2012/10/22
PhD Degree:Economics
School:SHSS School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Library of Congress Classification:H Social Sciences / HB Economic theory. Demography / HB846-846.8 Welfare theory
Call No:Thesis 2012/32

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