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  • Are Passenger Vehicles Positional Goods?
    Academic Article/Working Paper

    Are Passenger Vehicles Positional Goods?

    Consumer Welfare Implications of More Stringent CAFE Standards

    By Institute for Policy Integrity
    February 10, 2012

    Are Passenger Vehicles Positional Goods? examines to what degree vehicles generate consumption externalities that are not currently corrected for by the market, and whether a
    uniform downward shift in the size of the passenger vehicle fleet will actually result in reduced consumer welfare.

  • The Rebound Effect in a More Fuel Efficient Transportation Sector
    Academic Article/Working Paper

    The Rebound Effect in a More Fuel Efficient Transportation Sector

    By Ruiwen Lee and Gernot Wagner
    February 10, 2012

    Vehicle fuel efficiency improvements through Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards, may lead owners of more fuel-efficient cars may be driving more as their fuel cost per mile travelled decreases. It’s called the “rebound effect” and it has significant policy implications.

  • The Energy Paradox and the Future of Fuel Economy Regulation
    Academic Article/Working Paper

    The Energy Paradox and the Future of Fuel Economy Regulation

    By James Sallee
    February 10, 2012

    Are the benefits of raising the fuel efficiency of America’s auto fleet greater than the costs? The answer may depend on whether or not there is an energy paradox.

  • Prevailing Academic View on Compliance Flexibility under Section 111 of the Clean Air Act
    Academic Article/Working Paper

    Prevailing Academic View on Compliance Flexibility under Section 111 of the Clean Air Act

    By Gregory E. Wannier, Jason A. Schwartz, Nathan Richardson, Michael A. Livermore, Michael B. Gerrard, and Dallas Burtraw
    July 14, 2011

    EPA will soon propose performance standards under Section 111 of the Clean Air Act for greenhouse gas pollution. Many argue that to be effective and efficient, the standards should incorporate compliance flexibility. This repport finds widespread agreement in the academic community that § 111 authorizes the use of many types of flexible approaches.

  • 2011 Heavy-Duty Trucks Rule
    Report

    2011 Heavy-Duty Trucks Rule

    By Policy Integrity
    February 2, 2011

    EPA and NHTSA have taken a crucial step in addressing our greenhouse gas emissions and oil dependency by regulating the fuel efficiency of heavy-duty trucks for the first time. But, there is room for improvement.