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dc.contributor.advisorJensen, Micah Ken
dc.creatoren
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-15T16:35:57Zen
dc.date.available2014-08-15T16:35:57Zen
dc.date.created2014en
dc.date.issueden
dc.date.submitted01/01/2014en
dc.identifier.otherAPT-BAG: georgetown.edu.10822_709883.tar;APT-ETAG: e76cca6332bce06bcb6b9e5fdd970c54; APT-DATE: 2017-02-14_15:13:14en
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dc.descriptionM.P.P.en
dc.description.abstractThe Energy Star program is a voluntary labeling scheme used to promote the purchase of energy efficient products. In this paper, I studied U.S. consumer choices to purchase Energy Star refrigerators. I predicted that different levels of education, Hispanic ethnicity, and the interaction between education and Hispanic ethnicity would have significant effects on energy efficient technology purchases. To research this relationship, I conducted a probit regression model controlling for income, age and regional energy efficiency awareness. Post estimation for hypothetical households showed that Hispanic ethnicity predicted a lower propensity for Energy Star refrigerator purchase for consumers that had replaced their refrigerator in the last 5 years and had completed some schooling up to the high school level. These results have implications for the design and implementation of U.S. energy efficiency labeling programs.en
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dc.format.extent42 leavesen
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherGeorgetown Universityen
dc.sourceGeorgetown University-Graduate School of Arts & Sciencesen
dc.sourcePublic Policy & Policy Managementen
dc.subjectConsumer behavioren
dc.subjectEducationen
dc.subjectEnergy efficiencyen
dc.subjectHispanicen
dc.subjectLatinen
dc.subject.lcshPsychologyen
dc.subject.lcshPower resourcesen
dc.subject.lcshPublic policyen
dc.subject.otherBehavioral sciencesen
dc.subject.otherEnergyen
dc.subject.otherPublic policyen
dc.titleThe Role of Ethnicity and Education in Energy Efficient Technology Adoptionen
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