Did Fukushima Matter? Empirical Evidence of the Demand for Climate Protection in Germany

15 Pages Posted: 24 May 2013

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Carlo Gallier

ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

Andreas Löschel

University of Muenster - Chair of Microeconomics, esp. Energy and Resource Economics

Bodo Sturm

Leipzig University of Applied Sciences - HTWK Leipzig

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

This paper investigates the extent to which the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster of March 2011 has had an impact on the private demand for climate protection in Germany. Data are taken from two framed field experiments (Löschel et al. 2013a, b) conducted before and after the disaster. We find that the demand for climate protection in the experiment after the nuclear disaster is significantly higher than in the experiment before the disaster.

Keywords: Experimental economics, demand for climate protection

JEL Classification: Q51, Q54, C93

Suggested Citation

Gallier, Carlo and Löschel, Andreas and Sturm, Bodo, Did Fukushima Matter? Empirical Evidence of the Demand for Climate Protection in Germany (2013). ZEW - Centre for European Economic Research Discussion Paper No. 24, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2268968 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2268968

Carlo Gallier

ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research ( email )

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Andreas Löschel (Contact Author)

University of Muenster - Chair of Microeconomics, esp. Energy and Resource Economics ( email )

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48143 Munster
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://www.wiwi.uni-muenster.de/eroe

Bodo Sturm

Leipzig University of Applied Sciences - HTWK Leipzig ( email )

Leipzig
Germany

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