Energy Subsidy Reform in Egypt: The Gender – “Energy” Poverty Nexus - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Energy Subsidy Reform in Egypt: The Gender – “Energy” Poverty Nexus

Topic: H2. Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue D1. Household Behavior and Family Economics Q4. Energy J1. Demographic Economics


Status:
ongoing Project


The objective of this study is to examine the economic and social impact of the proposed energy subsidy reform policies on the Egyptian household, which started in July 2014 and is expected to be phased out in five years. In this context, the study quantify disparities in expenditure patterns on energy types, and transport across income/expenditure levels. It examines current levels and types of energy consumption by the gender of the head of the household. The findings of this study suggest further angels that may guide towards refined policy prescriptions to mitigate the negative consequences of restructuring energy subsidies, hence, predicting and avoiding future shortages and bottlenecks.

Research Fellows

Fatma El-Hamidi

Adjunct Professor, University of Pittsburgh


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