AGGREGATE DEMAND FOR GASOLINE AND HIGHWAY PASSENGER VEHICLES IN THE UNITED STATES: A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE 1938-1978

This paper reviews previous analyses of the demand for automobiles and gasoline in the United States. First, studies of automobiles and gasoline demand are reviewed individually. The historical literature divides fairly cleanly into separate considerations of the two commodities. More recently, increased interest in influencing the demand for petroleum through various government policies has generated a broader interest in the factors influencing the demand for highway motor fuel and spawned models that simultaneously consider the demand for travel, the demand for gasoline, and the size and characteristics of the automobile stock. These more recent studies are reviewed last. The section concludes with summary observations on the state of knowledge of motor vehicle and gasoline demand forecasting as it relates to modeling gasoline demand at subnational levels. (ERA citation 06:028901)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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    Department of Energy

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  • Authors:
    • Greene, D L
  • Publication Date: 1981-7

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  • Pagination: 166 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00346540
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ORNL-5728
  • Contract Numbers: W-7405-ENG-26
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 29 1982 12:00AM