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The Diffusion of Unleaded Petrol: An Anglo-Italian Comparison

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  • Giuliana Battisti
  • Paul Stoneman

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This paper explores and contrasts the factors contributing to the differences between Italy and the UK in the diffusion of unleaded petrol. Although subject to similar regulatory environments the countries exhibit very different patterns in the use of unleaded fuel. It is shown that differences in the composition of the car stock, different price incentives and different patterns of changes in taste are the main contributory factors to this, with changes in taste being the dominant factor. Copyright Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini and Blackwell Publishers Ltd. 1998.

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  • Giuliana Battisti & Paul Stoneman, 1998. "The Diffusion of Unleaded Petrol: An Anglo-Italian Comparison," LABOUR, CEIS, vol. 12(2), pages 255-278, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:labour:v:12:y:1998:i:2:p:255-278
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