Disaggregate energy consumption and industrial output in the United States

Ewing, Bradley T.
Sarı, Ramazan
Soytaş, Uğur
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Citation Formats
B. T. Ewing, R. Sarı, and U. Soytaş, “Disaggregate energy consumption and industrial output in the United States,” ENERGY POLICY, pp. 1274–1281, 2007, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/43917.