RIEB Seminar (Jointly supported by: KUMA Seminar, Rokko Forum and Rokkodai Public Economics Seminar)

日時 2016年7月28日(木)午後5時00分から午後6時30分まで
会場 神戸大学大学院経済学研究科 中会議室(第3学舎1階西側)
対象 教員、院生、学部生、および製造企業などで技術・製品開発に関わりを持たれている方
使用言語 日本語
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報告者 岡島 成治
所属 神戸大学大学院経済学研究科
論題 How long do people keep reducing electricity consumption after public pressures?
概要 After the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, it is said that Japan reduces electricity consumptions. This is because the government insists that since all of nuclear power plants shut down, Japan has to save electricity. However, as time goes by, people may start consuming electricity at the original level. Therefore, we investigate whether Japanese electricity consumptions return to the original level after the Great East Japan Earthquake. We found that the commercial sector reduced the level of electricity consumptions after the earthquake, while the residential sector did not change the level of electricity consumptions after the earthquake. In additions, we found that the commercial sector's electricity consumption levels in 2013 were as low as those in 2011, which indicates that the commercial sector still try to save electricity.