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Distributional and Efficiency Impacts of Gasoline Taxes: An Econometrically Based Multi-market Study

  • Antonio M. Bento
  • Lawrence H. Goulder
  • Emeric Henry
  • Mark R. Jacobsen
  • Roger H. von Haefen

Because of its potential to improve the environment and enhance national security, reducing automobile-related gasoline consumption has become a major U.S. public policy issue. Recently, many analysts have called for new or more stringent policies to discourage gasoline consumption. Proposals include a tightening of corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards and subsidies to retirements of older (gasguzzling) vehicles, as well as increments to the federal gasoline tax (...).

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Article provided by American Economic Association in its journal American Economic Review.

Volume (Year): 95 (2005)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
Pages: 282-287

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Handle: RePEc:aea:aecrev:v:95:y:2005:i:2:p:282-287
Note: DOI: 10.1257/000282805774670536
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