CONSUMER REACTIONS TO THE 1979 GASOLINE SHORTAGE

This paper evaluates the reactions to the 1979 gasoline shortage in relation to reactions to the 1973-1974 shortage and speculates on future implications. It develops the thesis that the kind of information available to the U.S. public and the manner in which it was presented was a major factor in the types of consumer responses, in turn, motivated many government and industry decisions that did not necessarily accurately reflect needs.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 96-101
  • Monograph Title: CONSIDERATIONS IN TRANSPORTATION ENERGY CONTINGENCY PLANNING
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00330103
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1981 12:00AM