Working Paper 2013-03

Title: Consumption ≠ Behaviour

Author: Maryam Rezaei

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This paper, intended as a literature review of energy behaviour studies, was produced as a component of my comprehensive exams. It provides a critical review of the ways in which energy behaviour has been conceptualized in this literature and highlights the insights from these studies, while suggesting that a practice theoretical approach to the study of energy use might be more appropriate for the understanding of household energy use than approaches that equate behaviour with consumption and expenditure.



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