Interdependence Of Aging Generations In Transportation Related Choices
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Rossella Bardazzi is an associate professor of Economic Policy at the University of Florence. She graduated from the "Cesare Alfieri" Faculty of Political Science in Florence and obtained her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Siena. Her research interests are multisectoral modeling, microsimulation models, the study of demand systems, the simulation of economic, fiscal and environmental policies.

                       

Interdependence Of Aging Generations In Transportation Related Choices

Many countries are experiencing a fast demographic shift, the consequences of which for energy consumption and the environment have been studied but generally undervalued by policy-makers. The economics literature almost universally predicts that an aging population will increase residential energy demand and reduce transport-related energy use: older households spend more on heating and less on transportation because their members stay at home for a larger portion of the day. However, this causal link is more complex than expected because as...

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