The Energy Costs and Export competitiveness research paper aims to inform energy policy design by providing evidence on whether energy:
- price rises drive industries to improve energy efficiency
- costs impact the ability of industries to compete in international markets.
- provides an overview of the different aspects of energy used to test the energy-competitiveness relationship
- establishes estimates for the price elasticity of different energy intensities
- asks whether there is an energy efficiency response to energy price changes in Australia
- explores whether energy costs or energy intensity levels have an impact on the export competitiveness of Australian industries.
Authors: Mathew Horne and Claire Reynolds