POLICY OPTIONS FOR IMPROVING NEW CAR FUEL ECONOMY, JUNE 1976

Models are described that will be integrated into a FEA package of software that may be used for analysis of a wide range of policy options including excise taxes, combined taxes/subsidies and fuel economy standards. Existing economic models of the demand for automobiles do not differentiate adequately between different classes. Rand has developed a preliminary model of automobiles by separate classes (subcompacts, compacts, intermediates, standards and luxury cars). This model can be refined by using a new data base of statewide and yearly observations which substantially increases the statistical validity of the results. Also, a model of domestic auto industry behaviour will be developed. These results can be integrated with other ongoing research efforts to evaluate specific government policies on total gasoline use, new car sales and employment in the auto industry. (TSC)

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    RAND Corporation

    1776 Main Street, P.O. Box 2138
    Santa Monica, CA  United States  90407-2138
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  • Accession Number: 00320538
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Statistical Reference File, TSC
  • Report/Paper Numbers: One-Time
  • Files: TSR, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM