An econometric analysis of electricity demand in Turkey

Bakırtaş, Tahsin
Karbuz, Sohbet
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Citation Formats
T. Bakırtaş, S. Karbuz, and M. Bildirici, “An econometric analysis of electricity demand in Turkey,” ODTÜ Gelişme Dergisi, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 23–34, 2000, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: