Electricity Economics: Production Functions with Electricity

  • Zhaoguang Hu
  • Zheng Hu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Zhaoguang Hu, Zheng Hu
    Pages 1-25
  3. Zhaoguang Hu, Zheng Hu
    Pages 139-170
  4. Zhaoguang Hu, Zheng Hu
    Pages 171-192
  5. Zhaoguang Hu, Zheng Hu
    Pages 193-225
  6. Zhaoguang Hu, Zheng Hu
    Pages 249-273
  7. Zhaoguang Hu, Zheng Hu
    Pages 275-322
  8. Zhaoguang Hu, Zheng Hu
    Pages 323-353
  9. Zhaoguang Hu, Zheng Hu
    Pages 381-411
  10. Zhaoguang Hu, Zheng Hu
    Pages 413-441

About this book


Electricity Economics: Production Functions with Electricity studies the production output from analyzing patterns of electricity consumption. Since electricity data can be used to measure scenarios of economic performance due to its accuracy and reliability, it could therefore also be used to help scholars explore new research frontiers that directly and indirectly benefits human society. Our research initially explores a similar pattern to substitute the Cobb–Douglas function with the production function with electricity to track and forecast economic activities. The book systematically introduces the theoretical frameworks and mathematical models of economics from the perspective of electricity consumption. The E-GDP functions are presented for case studies of more than 20 developed and developing countries. These functions also demonstrate substantial similarities between human DNA and production functions with electricity in terms of four major characteristics, namely replication, mutation, uniqueness, and evolution. Furthermore, the book includes extensive data and case studies on the U.S., China, Japan, etc. It is intended for scientists, engineers, financial professionals, policy makers, consultants, and anyone else with a desire to study electricity economics as well as related applications.

Dr. Zhaoguang Hu is the vice president and chief energy specialist at the State Grid Energy Research Institute, China. Zheng Hu is a PhD candidate at the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy, University of Delaware, USA.


E-GDP Function EAI Production Function Electricity Consumption Economics Electricity Input-Output Table Gene of the Economy Production Function from Electricity Up-Industrialization

Authors and affiliations

  • Zhaoguang Hu
    • 1
  • Zheng Hu
    • 2
  1. 1.State Grid Energy Research InstituteBeijingPeople's Republic of China
  2. 2.University of DelawareNewarkUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-40756-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-40757-4
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