R Dataset / Package Ecdat / Electricity


On this R-data statistics page, you will find information about the Electricity data set which pertains to Cost Function for Electricity Producers . The Electricity data set is found in the Ecdat R package. You can load the Electricity data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("Electricity"). This will load the data into a variable called Electricity. If R says the Electricity data set is not found, you can try installing the package by issuing this command install.packages("Ecdat") and then attempt to reload the data. If you need to download R, you can go to the R project website. You can download a CSV (comma separated values) version of the Electricity R data set. The size of this file is about 8,758 bytes.

Cost Function for Electricity Producers


a cross-section from 1970 to 1970

number of observations : 158

observation : production units

country : United States




A dataframe containing :


total cost


total output


wage rate


cost share for labor


capital price index


cost share for capital


fuel price


cost share for fuel


Christensen, L. and W. H. Greene (1976) “Economies of scale in U.S. electric power generation”, Journal of Political Economy, 84, 655-676.


Greene, W.H. (2003) Econometric Analysis, Prentice Hall, http://www.prenhall.com/greene/greene1.html, chapter 4, 317-320.

Hayashi, F. (2000) Econometrics, Princeton University Press, http://fhayashi.fc2web.com/hayashi_econometrics.htm, chapter 1, 76-84.

See Also

Index.Source, Index.Economics, Index.Econometrics, Index.Observations


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