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

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

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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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  • Antonio M. Bento & Lawrence H. Goulder & Emeric Henry & Mark R. Jacobsen & Roger H. von Haefen, 2005. "Distributional and Efficiency Impacts of Gasoline Taxes: An Econometrically Based Multi-market Study," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 95(2), pages 282-287, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:aea:aecrev:v:95:y:2005:i:2:p:282-287
    Note: DOI: 10.1257/000282805774670536
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