Payment Matters ? – An Exploratory Study into PrePayment Electricity Metering

@inproceedings{Brutscher2011PaymentM,
  title={Payment Matters ? – An Exploratory Study into PrePayment Electricity Metering},
  author={Philipp-Bastian Brutscher},
  year={2011}
}
In this paper we look at the role of pre-payment (in the context of pre-payment metering) for household electricity consumption. Using a matching approach, we find that households paying their electricity upfront tend to consume more electricity than households paying ex post. This is despite receiving information feedback on their electricity use and facing higher transaction costs. In the second part of the paper, we explore to what extent this finding can be linked to an increase in payment… CONTINUE READING

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