Working Paper: The effect of electricity price reform on households’ electricity consumption in urban Ethiopia

This paper studies the effect of the revised electricity tariff on households’ electricity consumption, and on households’ expenditure on alternative fuels. The authors used two rounds of household survey data and six years of electricity consumption data from the utility company. Panel data models and event study analysis were employed to analyse the data. Finally, the authors provide the policy implications of the findings of the study.

Sied Hassen, Abebe D. Beyen, Marc Jeuland, Alemu Mekonnen , Tensay Hadush Meles, Samuel Sebsibie , Thomas Klug , Subhrendu K. Pattanayak, Michael A. Toman