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Rural electric cooperatives and economic development

Published on Jun 1, 2018in Energy Policy4.88
· DOI :10.1016/j.enpol.2018.02.035
Dusan Paredes2
Estimated H-index: 2
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Scott Loveridge13
Estimated H-index: 13
(MSU: Michigan State University)
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Using electric cooperative service area data at the zip code level, we estimate the county-level share of electricity produced by locally owned electric cooperatives. We then estimate the impact of this share on county level 2010–14 growth while controlling for rurality and other factors. We find that electric cooperative share is positively related to county level wage growth in rural areas. The estimated parameter is small but positive and statistically significant. The results imply that rural electric cooperatives deliver benefits beyond service provision.
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Mikko Mäkinen5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Aalto University),
Derek C. Jones30
Estimated H-index: 30
(Hamilton College)
We test competing hypotheses concerning the comparative behavior of shareholder-owned commercial banks and stakeholder-orientated cooperative and savings banks in European banking. One hypothesis is that the risk culture and business models of stakeholder and shareholder-owned banks have become more alike and so cost efficiency has converged between bank ownership structures. The alternative hypothesis suggests that institutional differences do matter and lead, amongst other things, to variation...
Published on Mar 1, 2015in Energy research and social science
Özgür Yildiz6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Technical University of Berlin),
Jens Rommel9
Estimated H-index: 9
+ 5 AuthorsJudith Rognli2
Estimated H-index: 2
The transformation of energy systems is influencing economic policy agendas all over the world, particularly in industrialized countries. In this process, Germany has taken a pioneering role, and hence the technical innovations, legal frameworks, and business models established there are also of interest for other countries trying to achieve broader use of renewable energies. Energy cooperatives have been an important building block in the energy transition in Germany, although their practical i...
Published on Jan 1, 2015in Energy Economics4.15
Dusan Paredes2
Estimated H-index: 2
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Timothy M. Komarek5
Estimated H-index: 5
(ODU: Old Dominion University),
Scott Loveridge13
Estimated H-index: 13
(MSU: Michigan State University)
New technologies combining hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling in oil and gas extraction are creating a sudden expansion of production. Residents of places where deep underground oil and gas deposits are found want to know about the broader economic, social, and environmental impacts of these activities that generate windfall income for some residents. We first review the literature on windfall spending patterns. Then, using the Marcellus region, the earliest area to be tapped using the...
Benjamin Huybrechts13
Estimated H-index: 13
(University of Liège),
Sybille Mertens de Wilmars7
Estimated H-index: 7
(University of Liège)
type="main" xml:lang="de"> Tandis que les cooperatives “traditionnelles” operant dans les secteurs etablis tels que la finance, l'agriculture ou la grande distribution ont fait l'objet d'une litterature abondante, de nombreuses pistes de recherche restent a explorer quant aux raisons et aux conditions de l'emergence de cooperatives soit dans des secteurs ou elles sont relativement absentes (tels que la sante et les services), soit dans des nouveaux secteurs ou sous-secteurs (par exemple la micro...
Published on Apr 1, 2014in Explorations in Economic History1.15
Kerstin Enflo10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Lund University),
Christer Lundh6
Estimated H-index: 6
(University of Gothenburg),
Svante Prado3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Gothenburg)
Sweden experienced a decline in inter-county real wage differentials for agricultural workers between 1860 and 1940, historical evidence of early labor market integration well before widespread unionization in agriculture occurred. By means of dynamic panel data analysis, this paper examines whether internal and external migrations caused real wage beta convergence across Swedish counties. To account for statistical problems such as endogeneity of migration, time-invariant county characteristics...
Published on Jan 1, 2014in Journal of Business Venturing6.33
Ethan R. Mollick13
Estimated H-index: 13
(UPenn: University of Pennsylvania)
Crowdfunding allows founders of for-profit, artistic, and cultural ventures to fund their efforts by drawing on relatively small contributions from a relatively large number of individuals using the internet, without standard financial intermediaries. Drawing on a dataset of over 48,500 projects with combined funding over $237 M, this paper offers a description of the underlying dynamics of success and failure among crowdfunded ventures. It suggests that personal networks and underlying project ...
Published on Jan 1, 2013
Ryan D. James4
Estimated H-index: 4
(NIU: Northern Illinois University),
Devin J. Moeller1
Estimated H-index: 1
Over the past 30 years, the United States has seen a great transference of wealth from its old manufacturing regions to its regions of comparatively less wealth. This transfer can be explained through Convergence Theory, which predicts exactly that type of movement. However, some locations of initial wealth managed to maintain their position of comparative wealth, suggesting an additional force influencing the locations of investment. The Product Life Cycle (PLC) helps explain those outliers, as...
Published on Jan 1, 2013in Land Use Policy3.57
Peggy Petrzelka15
Estimated H-index: 15
(USU: Utah State University),
Zhao Ma12
Estimated H-index: 12
(USU: Utah State University),
Stephanie A. Malin8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Brown University)
Abstract In this article, we provide a synthesis of the peer-reviewed literature and state and federal policies focused on absentee landowners of forestland, rangeland, or farmland in the U.S. The synthesis indicates absentee owners, as compared to those living on the land, appear to be much more likely to live in urban areas, are less dependent financially upon the land and much more likely to own land for amenity reasons than production purposes. Absentee owners are also less likely to be enga...
Published on Jun 1, 2010in Energy Policy4.88
Annabel Yadoo3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Cambridge),
Heather Cruickshank11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Cambridge)
The electricity sectors of many developing countries underwent substantial reforms during the 1980s and 1990s, driven by global agendas of privatization and liberalization. However, rural electrification offered little by way of market incentives for profit-seeking private companies and was often neglected. As a consequence, delivery models for rural electrification need to change. This paper will review the experiences of various rural electrification delivery models that have been established ...
Published on Sep 1, 2009in Review of Radical Political Economics0.57
David M. Kotz17
Estimated H-index: 17
(UMass: University of Massachusetts Amherst)
This paper presents a case that the financial and economic crisis that began in the United States in 2008 indicates the start of a systemic crisis of neoliberal capitalism. The same institutional features of neoliberal capitalism that promoted a series of long economic expansions over several decades also created long-run trends that have led to a systemic crisis. Major economic restructuring is likely to follow.
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Carlos Barreto (Vandy: Vanderbilt University), Eduardo Mojica-Nava9
Estimated H-index: 9
(National University of Colombia),
Nicanor Quijano19
Estimated H-index: 19
(University of Los Andes)
Abstract The modernization of the power system introduces technologies that may improve the system’s efficiency by enhancing the capabilities of users. Despite their potential benefits, such technologies can have a negative impact. This subject has widely analyzed, mostly considering for-profit electric utilities. However, the literature has a gap regarding the impact of new technologies on non-profit utilities. In this work, we quantify the price of anarchy of non-profit utilities, that is, the...
Published on Jul 29, 2019
Bruno S. Sergi7
Estimated H-index: 7
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Elena G. Popkova7
Estimated H-index: 7
+ 1 AuthorsOlga Vladimirovna Fetisova2
Estimated H-index: 2
This chapter models industrial, tech, and financial cooperation between Russia and the countries of the Asia-Pacific region. We use several complex methods of economic and mathematical modeling to analyze specific features of such cooperation and determine critical factors in industrial, technological, and financial development. The preferable choice for the Asia-Pacific region is cooperation with Russia, which is ready for an increase in imports of industrial and high-tech products as well as j...
Published on Oct 1, 2018in Energy5.54
Dimitris Al. Katsaprakakis11
Estimated H-index: 11
(TEI CRETE: Technological Educational Institute of Crete),
Manolis Voumvoulakis1
Estimated H-index: 1
Abstract The article presents the technical - economic details of a hybrid power plant, towards 100% electricity production for the autonomous island of Sifnos, Greece, following the initiative of the Sifnos Island Cooperative (SIC) to claim the island's energy independence and a sustainable future for the local community. In the case of Sifnos, energy independency is achievable given the high wind potential and the availability of an appropriate site for the installation of a seawater Pumped Hy...
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