Increased gasoline taxes have been proposed to address challenges such as greenhouse gas emissions, aging transportation infrastructure, and road congestion. In order to help policymakers identify the most efficient uses for fuel tax revenue, experts at RFF are analyzing how such taxes might interact with existing fuel efficiency policies.
Report — Nov 30, 2018
How Do US Passenger Vehicle Fuel Economy Standards Affect Purchases of New and Used Vehicles?
Over the past decade, tightening vehicle fuel economy standards has reduced new vehicle sales and modestly increased the standards’ short-term costs.
Journal Article — Jun 11, 2018
Fuelling Behaviour Change
The effectiveness of fuel taxation towards reducing gasoline usage in vehicles has been a subject of debate. Using data from Sweden, which has one of the highest gasoline taxes in the world, research now demonstrates a potential consumer preference for gasoline even at price parity with ethanol.
Working Paper — Jun 5, 2018
Who Did the Ethanol Tax Credit Benefit? An Event Analysis of Subsidy Incidence
We estimate the degree to which the US ethanol tax credit benefited different segments of the transportation fuels system, including ethanol producers, corn farmers, gasoline blenders, and consumers.