Economies of Scale and Optimal Capital in Nuclear and Fossil Fuel Electricity Production

Rhine, Russell
June 2001
Atlantic Economic Journal;Jun2001, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p203
Academic Journal
Tests for economies of scale in the electric utility industry using a five-year panel data set that includes both fossil fuel and nuclear fuel electricity generation from 1991 to 1995. Presentation of the functional form for the empirical analysis; Impact of nuclear power on electric utility research; Analysis of the average economies of scale.


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