Gasoline Price Gouging After Hurricane Ike in South Carolina

Michael Giberson In June, the South Carolina’s Office of the Attorney General issued a report on post-Hurricane Ike price gouging. The brief report is worth a look if you have an interest in price gouging laws. Over 4,300 price gouging complaints were received by the SC attorney general’s office in the post-Hurricane Ike period. Lots … More Gasoline Price Gouging After Hurricane Ike in South Carolina

Cash for Clunkers, Economics of

Michael Giberson Christopher Knittel, at UC-Davis, has run some numbers on the “Cash for Clunkers” program and concludes that it is an expensive way to reduce carbon dioxide emissions: The Cash for Clunker program aims to stimulate the economy, provide relief for automobile manufacturers and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In this research note, I present … More Cash for Clunkers, Economics of