When: November 17th @ 10:00am – 11:30am
Where: Engineering Hall 211
Entry and Coordination in the U.S. Electric Vehicle Charging Industry
Dr. Springel is an industrial organization economist who focuses on energy and environmental markets, with a lot of work on EV charging. I will be setting up a schedule of meetings for her, so please let me know if you would like to talk to her about your work or hers, and/or take her to lunch. See you there!
Entry and Coordination in the U.S. Electric Vehicle Charging Industry (joint with Jing Li, MIT Sloan School of Management)
This paper evaluates the efficiency of market location choices for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. The charging industry is central to electrifying the transportation sector and receives billions of dollars in government support. However, little is known about how the charging industry is organized and how government funds can improve the efficiency of this market. We use novel data about EV charging station utilization in the U.S. to test for the presence of entry complementarities, a form of positive spillovers, across charging locations. We develop a measure of how much firms in the charging industry internalize their positive spillovers on other locations. Our paper provides a micro-foundation for EV charging stations subsidy policies with location targeting or spatial restrictions.