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Incidence and impact – a disaggregated poverty analysis of fossil fuel subsidy reform

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OIES paper: SP 36
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This study uses household expenditure data from Nigeria to understand energy consumption patterns with respect to income levels, different energy goods, urban and rural livelihoods, and geographical distribution. Using the empirical subsidy simulation model by Araar & Verme (2012), this paper simulates 50% and 100% reductions of subsidies on petrol, electricity and kerosene. It presents the estimated effects of such reforms on consumption, poverty, and government revenue. This analysis al...

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Peer reviewed

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Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
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Saudi Aramco Research Fellowship
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Oxford Institute for Energy Studies Publisher's website
Acceptance date:
2015-03-12

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