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Ivey Energy Policy and Management Centre

Working Papers

"Surcharges versus Rebates: Evaluating a Municipal Electricity Conservation Program"
Brandon Schaufele, September 29, 2018
Using monthly account level data for over 27,000 households between 2007 and 2014, this study evaluates a revenue-neutral municipal electricity conservation program.

"The Impact of Social Activism on Corporate Nonmarket Performance: Evidence from the Nuclear Power Generation Industry"
Adam R. Fremeth, Guy L. F. Holburn and Alessandro Piazza, July 26, 2018
In this paper, we theorize about nonmarket performance outcomes in contentious environments, i.e. in settings that are characterized by stakeholder disapproval targeting the firm and by social movement mobilization against its activities.

"Corporate Governance of Publicly-Owned Electric Utilities: Survey Evidence from Ontario’s Municipally Owned Distribution Companies"
Adam R. Fremeth and Guy L. F. Holburn, May 30, 2018
Boards of directors play a central role in the governance of local electricity distribution companies (LDCs), monitoring organizational performance and risk, and guiding long-term strategy.

"Taxes, Volatility and Resources in Canadian Provinces"
Brandon Schaufele, June 20, 2016
Tax policy often breeds controversy, especially when rate changes are motivated by volatile re-source sectors.

"Gasoline price and new vehicle fuel efficiency: Evidence from Canadian micro-data"
Nicholas Rivers and Brandon Schaufele, May 30, 2016
Using data on all vehicles registered in Canadian provinces from 2000-2010, we estimate the elasticity of the fuel economy of the new vehicle stock with respect to gasoline price.