Urban Fuel Demand in Ethiopia: an Almost-Ideal Demand System Approach

This paper investigates the opportunities for reducing the pressure of urban centers on rural forest areas, using a dataset of 350 urban households in Tigrai in northern Ethiopia. We applied an almost-ideal demand system to fuels. The results suggest that reducing the pressure of urban centers on local forests cannot be seen in isolation from broader development policies aimed at raising the level of education and income of the population. Higher income also stimulates the demand for fuel.


Editor(s):
Getnet, Alemu
Alemayehu, Seyoum
Alemu, Mekonnen
Eyob, Tesfaye
Gezahegn, Ayele
Diwan, Ishak
Issue Date:
2011-09
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
ISSN 1993-3681 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/249603
Published in:
Ethiopian Journal of Economics, Volume 19, Number 1
Page range:
128-152
Total Pages:
180
JEL Codes:
O13; O18; Q23
Series Statement:
ETHIOPIAN JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS
VOLUME XIX NUMBER 1 April 2010




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