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Defensive purchasing and motor-vehicle policy effectiveness

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  • Ando, Amy Whritenour
  • Brozovic, Nicholas

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We present a theory of vehicle choice where utility depends on the vehicle choices made by other consumers. We use parameters from current transportation and public safety data to show that changes in motor vehicle policy may have unexpectedly large or non-existent effects on safety, fleet mix, and the environment.

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  • Ando, Amy Whritenour & Brozovic, Nicholas, 2004. "Defensive purchasing and motor-vehicle policy effectiveness," 2004 Annual meeting, August 1-4, Denver, CO 20404, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea04:20404
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