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dc.contributor.advisorChairperson, Graduate Committee: Douglas J. Young.en
dc.contributor.authorForrestal, James Michaelen
dc.coverage.spatialMontanaen
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-25T18:40:26Z
dc.date.available2013-06-25T18:40:26Z
dc.date.issued1989en
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/1268en
dc.description.abstractIncreases in electricity prices have caused many states to consider adopting an increasing block rate "lifeline" structure. Proponents argue that a lifeline rate structure provides low income households with a basic amount of electricity at a reasonable price, and encourages all consumers to conserve electricity. This thesis developed a framework to analyze the welfare effects of adopting a lifeline rate structure for the state of Montana. The properties of a linear demand system, expenditure function, and compensated demand function are developed in detail. A method for calculating compensating variation from this demand system is applied to a utility model with a kinked budget constraint. Using this method it is determined that the proposed rate structure would not be beneficial to low income households of the state of Montana.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, College of Agricultureen
dc.subject.lcshElectric utilities--Ratesen
dc.subject.lcshElectric power consumptionen
dc.titleWelfare study of lifeline electricity ratesen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.rights.holderCopyright 1989 by James Michael Forrestalen
thesis.catalog.ckey267147en
thesis.degree.departmentAgricultural Economics & Economics.en
thesis.degree.genreThesisen
thesis.degree.nameMSen
thesis.format.extentfirstpage1en
thesis.format.extentlastpage65en
mus.relation.departmentAgricultural Economics & Economics.en_US


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