Using Regression Discontinuity Models to Understand Market Transformation (Abstract Only)

Date Published: January 1, 2003

Document Type: Conference publication



Habart & Associates

Author Names:

Tiedemann, Ken


During the past ten years, China has become one of the largest consumers as well as the largest exporter of lighting products. The efficiency of lighting products made in China thus has significant implications for lighting efficiency, electricity consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and sustainable development. The China Green Lights program invested some 300 million yuan to transform the domestic lighting market by increasing the supply of and demand for efficient lighting products. This study uses regression discontinuity models combined with engineering algorithms to evaluate the impact of the China Green Lights program. (Abstract only)

Efficiency Topics