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Dahlkvist, Emma, 2016. Elasticity of demand for gasoline in Sweden. Second cycle, A2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Economics

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Policy measures in the transport sector have been widely debated during the recent decades, specifically in terms of increasing carbon emissions from passenger transport. Fuel taxes is receiving most receptive consideration by governments, although households tend to respond little to these measures, especially in rural regions. The aim of this paper, which focuses at the gasoline consumption among households, is to develop a model to estimate price and income elasticities in rural and urban regions in Sweden. While obtaining overall price elasticity to be within the range of previous studies, I find that there is a significant variation in price elasticities across regions. As a consequence, these differences might result in unwanted distributive effects.

Main title:Elasticity of demand for gasoline in Sweden
Authors:Dahlkvist, Emma
Supervisor:Hart, Robert and Heckelei, Thomas
Examiner:Hess, Sebastian
Series:Examensarbete / SLU, Institutionen för ekonomi
Volume/Sequential designation:1047
Year of Publication:2016
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:Other
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
Keywords:distributional effects, fuel tax, gasoline price elasticity, income elasticity
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-5738
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-5738
Subjects:Consumer economics
Energy resources management
Language:English
Deposited On:31 Aug 2016 14:00
Metadata Last Modified:31 Aug 2016 14:55

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