A long- and short-run analysis of electricity demand in Ciudad Juarez

Ericka Cecilia Mendez-Carrillo, University of Texas at El Paso


Economic growth and appliance saturation are increasing electricity consumption in Mexico. Annual frequency data from 1990 to 2012 are utilized to develop an error correction framework that sheds light on short- and long-run electricity consumption behavior in Ciudad Juarez, a large Mexican metropolitan economy at the border with the United States. The results for this study reveal that electricity is an inelastic normal good in this market. Moreover, natural gas is found to be a weak complement to electricity. With regards to the customer base in this urban economy, population, employment, and income exercise positive and statistically significant impacts on the demand for electricity hook-ups.

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Mendez-Carrillo, Ericka Cecilia, "A long- and short-run analysis of electricity demand in Ciudad Juarez" (2014). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1557775.