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The price of gasoline and the demand for fuel economy: evidence from monthly new vehicles sales data

This paper uses a unique data set of monthly new vehicle sales by detailed model from 1978- 2007, and implements a new identification strategy to estimate the effect of the price of gasoline on consumer demand for fuel economy. We control for unobserved vehicle and consumer characteristics by using within model-year changes in the price of gasoline and vehicle sales. We find a significant demand response, as nearly half of the decline in market share of U.S. manufacturers from 2002-2007 was due to the increase in the price of gasoline. On the other hand, an increase in the gasoline tax would ...
Working Paper Series , Paper WP-09-15

Journal Article
Gas-price inflation

Monetary Trends , Issue Jun

Journal Article
Gasoline affordability

National Economic Trends , Issue Nov

Working Paper
The effect of gasoline prices on household location

Gasoline prices influence where households decide to locate by changing the cost of commuting. Consequently, the substantial increase in gas prices since 2003 may have reduced the demand for housing in areas far from employment centers, leading to a decrease in the price and/or quantity of housing in those locations relative to locations closer to jobs. Using annual panel data on ZIP codes and municipalities in a large number of metropolitan areas of the United States from 1981 to 2008, we find that a 10 percent increase in gas prices leads to a 10 percent decrease in construction after 4 ...
Finance and Economics Discussion Series , Paper 2010-36

Speech
Energy and the economy

a speech at the Economic Club of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Speech , Paper 221

Working Paper
Do energy prices respond to U.S. macroeconomic news? a test of the hypothesis of predetermined energy prices

Models that treat innovations to the price of energy as predetermined with respect to U.S. macroeconomic aggregates are widely used in the literature. For example, it is common to order energy prices first in recursively identified VAR models of the transmission of energy price shocks. Since exactly identifying assumptions are inherently untestable, this approach in practice has required an act of faith in the empirical plausibility of the delay restriction used for identification. An alternative view that would invalidate such models is that energy prices respond instantaneously to ...
International Finance Discussion Papers , Paper 957

Journal Article
Houston after the hurricanes

Houston Business , Issue Oct

Journal Article
In the eye of the storm: gasoline markets after the hurricanes

Houston Business , Issue Jun

Journal Article
Crude oil and the price of unleaded gasoline

FRBSF Economic Letter

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