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Efficiency and Equity Effects of Electricity Metering : Evidence from Colombia

@inproceedings{McRae2013EfficiencyAE,
  title={Efficiency and Equity Effects of Electricity Metering : Evidence from Colombia},
  author={Shaun D. McRae},
  year={2013}
}
I show that provision of electricity meters leads to a large reduction in electricity consumption over the first four months following meter installation. This is consistent with previous overconsumption by unmetered users facing a zero marginal price. However, it also reflects underconsumption by metered customers paying a marginal price exceeding marginal cost. I quantify these welfare effects using billing data from a large sample of mostly rural counties in Colombia. I show that the… 

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