Economic Experiments Used for the Evaluation of Building Users’ Energy-Saving Behavior

  • Nieves García MartínEmail author
  • Gerardo Sabater-GrandeEmail author
  • Aurora García-GallegoEmail author
  • Nikolaos GeorgantzisEmail author
  • Iván Barreda-TarrazonaEmail author
  • Enrique BelenguerEmail author


Several treatments that could be implemented in the home environment are evaluated with the objective of reaching a more rational and efficient use of energy. We feel that detailed knowledge of energy-consuming behavior is paramount for the development and implementation of new technologies, services, and even policies that could result in more rational energy use. The proposed evaluation methodology is based on the development of economic experiments implemented in an experimental economics laboratory, where the behavior of individuals when making decisions related to energy use in the domestic environment can be tested.


Electricity Consumption Electricity Market Economic Experiment Demand Response Injunctive Norm 
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Financial support by BP Chair of Energy Efficiency—UJI, the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (project ECO2011-23634), the Spanish Ministry of Economics and Competitiveness (project ECO2013-44409-P) and the Bank of Spain Excellence Chair in Computational Economics (project 11I229.01/1) is gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Industrial Systems EngineeringUniversitat Jaume ICastellónSpain
  2. 2.Laboratorio de Economía Experimental and Economics DepartmentUniversitat Jaume ICastellónSpain
  3. 3.School of Agriculture Policy and DevelopmentUniversity of ReadingReadingUK

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