IMPACT OF AUTOMOTIVE FUEL ECONOMY STANDARDS ON COMPETITION IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY. VOLUME II. TECHNICAL REPORT
The study develops means of assessing competition among domestic and foreign automotive corporations. Impacts on competition in response to federally mandated fuel economy standards are identified and analyzed. The first task of the analysis is to define an empirical framework in which to assess the nature of automotive competition in each of its manifestations. Emphasis is given to those aspects which appear most vulnerable to change. Impacts are then assessed by measuring the effects on competition of specific policy actions, including the corporate average fuel economy standards, motor fuel taxes, and taxes on gas-guzzler automobiles. The empirical analysis and discussion is divided into three sections corresponding to areas of general experience or skill. The headings are engineering/product design, product attribute planning, and industry demand model analysis. The analysis in each section strives to identify and assess the impacts (particularly unfavorable impacts) of federal energy policies on competition in the industry.
- See also Volume 1, PB80-163918.
Kearney (A. T.), IncorporatedAlexandria, VA United States
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Publication Date: 1979-4
- Pagination: 430 p.
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Automobiles; Automotive engineering; Competition; Costs; Demand; Design standards; Economic analysis; Economic impacts; Economic models; Industries; Marketing; Motor vehicle industry; Policy; Prices; Product development; Regulations; Sales; Specifications
- Uncontrolled Terms: Cost analysis
- Old TRIS Terms: Government policies
- Subject Areas: Economics; Finance; Law; Policy; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00313647
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: G-167-VOL-2, DOT-HS-805-245
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-7-01787
- Files: NTIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jun 26 2002 12:00AM