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Published by Energy Resources Co. in [Cambridge, Mass.] .
Written in English



  • United States.


  • Gasoline -- Prices -- United States.,
  • Gasoline supply -- United States.,
  • Supply and demand.,
  • Gasoline industry -- United States.

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Edition Notes

Statementauthor, Paul Ryan ; project manager, Valerie Bennett.
ContributionsEnergy Resources Co., United States. Federal Energy Administration. Office of Transportation Programs.
LC ClassificationsHD9579.G4 R9
The Physical Object
Pagination63 p. :
Number of Pages63
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5258274M
LC Control Number75331815

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Oct 13,  · The price elasticity of the demand for gasoline has been extensively studied over the last 40 years, and for good reason. It is critical for determining gasoline tax rates and evaluating alternative policies that target the negative externalities associated with automobile use (pollution, road congestion, etc.). Price elasticity of demand (PED or E d) is a measure used in economics to show the responsiveness, or elasticity, of the quantity demanded of a good or service to a change in its price when nothing but the price changes. Nov 16,  · Whereas elasticity of demand measures responsiveness of quantity demanded to a price change, own-price elasticity of supply measures the responsiveness of quantity supplied. The more elastic a firm, the more it can increase production when prices are rising, and decrease its production when prices are prideinpill.com: Emma Hutchinson. Sep 25,  · Price Elasticity of Demand Definition. Price Elasticity of Demand (PED) is defined as the responsiveness of quantity demanded to a change in price. The demand for a product can be elastic or inelastic, depending on the rate of change in the demand with respect to the change in the price.

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