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The effects of Hurricane Katrina on price pass-through for Gulf Coast gasoline

  • Blair, Benjamin F.
  • Rezek, Jon P.

Using an error-correction model, we find deviation from historic price pass-through patterns during the immediate post-Hurricane Katrina period. Although gasoline price pass-through patterns have largely returned to their long-run equilibrium, evidence indicates that asymmetry, previously not evident, may now exist.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 98 (2008)
Issue (Month): 3 (March)
Pages: 229-234

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