ECONOMIC ALLOCATION OF GASOLINE SHORTAGES

This paper outlines the similarities and differences of three alternative gasoline-allocation plans. These three approaches are defined as follows: (1) Gasoline rationing with fixed allocation of coupons, maintenance of price controls, and an uncontrolled white market for coupons (i.e., fixed-quantity rationing); (2) Gasoline rationing with government sales and purchases of ration coupons at an administratively determined price and elimination of price controls (i.e., fixed-price rationing); and (3) Administratively determined gasoline tax with revenue rebate and elimination of price controls.

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    • Difiglio, Carmen
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  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 122-135
  • Monograph Title: CONSIDERATIONS IN TRANSPORTATION ENERGY CONTINGENCY PLANNING
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  • Created Date: Oct 28 1981 12:00AM