Search for dissertations about: "Runar Brännlund"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 15 swedish dissertations containing the words Runar Brännlund.

  1. 1. Bioenergy, pollution, and economic growth

    Author : Mattias Ankarhem; Runar Brännlund; David Stern; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Economics; Forest sector; Forest fuels; Dynamic factor demand; Adjustment costs; Economic growth; Pollution; Environmental Kuznets curve; Shadow price; Distance function; Nationalekonomi; Economics; Nationalekonomi; Economics; nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of four papers: two of them deal with the effects on the forest sector of an increase in the demand for forest fuels, and two of them concern the relation between economic growth and pollution. Paper [I] is a first, preliminary study of the potential effects on the Swedish forest sector of a continuing rise in the use of forest resources as a fuel in energy generation. READ MORE

  2. 2. The value of preserving nature : Preference uncertainty and distributional effects

    Author : Thomas Broberg; Runar Brännlund; Susana Mourato; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Economics; Nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : This thesis deals with valuation of nonmarket goods using contingent valuation and consists of four papers and an introduction to the research area. Paper [I] examines the public benefits from preserving old-growth forest in the sub-mountainous region in Sweden. READ MORE

  3. 3. State and industrial actions to influence consumer behavior

    Author : Erik Brockwell; Runar Brännlund; Robert Lundmark; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Taxation; legislation; regulation; health; environment; tobacco; alcohol; petroleum; electricity; gas; sugar; consumption; prices; signaling effect; almost ideal demand system; public policy; panel data; media expenditure; lobbying; vector error correction model; Economics; nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of an introductory part and three papers.Paper [I] examines how taxes affect consumption of commodities that are detrimental to health and the environment. READ MORE

  4. 4. Towards sustainable energy consumption : Electricity demand flexibility and household fuel choice

    Author : Aemiro Melkamu Daniel; Lars Persson; Runar Brännlund; Rauli Svento; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Choice experiment; demand flexibility; electricity contract; fuel choice; fuel stacking; household heterogeneity; load control; pro-environmental framing; willingness-to-accept;

    Abstract : Paper [I] investigates household heterogeneity in valuing electricity contract attributes that include various load controls and information sharing to induce demand flexibility. Using a stated preference choice experiment conducted with Swedish households, this paper shows that, although a large proportion of households ask for substantial compensation, some households are willing to share their electricity consumption information and require relatively lower compensation to allow load controls. READ MORE

  5. 5. Energy efficiency, district heating and waste management : essays on environmental economics

    Author : Alejandro Egüez; Runar Brännlund; Thomas Broberg; Patrik Söderholm; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; energy efficiency gap; principal-agent; split incentives; ownership; energy performance certificates; quasi-natural experiment; policy evaluation; district heating prices; natural monopoly; waste management; EU waste hierarchy; policy stringency; policy enforcement; Economics; nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : Paper [I] investigates the energy efficiency of multi-dwelling buildings in Sweden to find out whether the ownership type matters. More specifically, we investigate whether rental apartment buildings are less energy efficient than cooperative apartment buildings and whether public ownership has a negative impact on energy efficiency. READ MORE