Durable goods and residential demand for energy and water : evidence from a field trial

  title={Durable goods and residential demand for energy and water : evidence from a field trial},
  author={Lucas W. Davis},
This article describes a household production model in which energy-efficient durable goods cost less to operate so households may use them more. The model is estimated using household level data from afield trial in which participants received high-efficiency clothes washers free of charge. The estimation strategy exploits this quasi-random replacement of washers to derive precise estimates of the household production technology and a demand function for clothes washing. During the field trial… CONTINUE READING
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