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Economics at the Wheel The Costs of Cars and Drivers

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ISBN-10: 0125623607

ISBN-13: 9780125623605

Edition: 1999

Authors: Richard C. Porter

List price: $113.99
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Beyond issues of convenience, style, safety, innovation and utility, automobiles raise questions about economics and the ways that markets work. Examining automobiles, driving habits and government policies, the author presents his analysis.
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Book details

List price: $113.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
Publication date: 6/9/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 258
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.28" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Appendix: External Costs and Policy
The Economics of Driving
The Cost of Driving
The Demand for Driving
Appendix: Who Really Pays a Gasoline Tax?
Energy and Air Pollution
Fuel Efficiency
Air Pollution
Appendix: Benefit--Cost Analysis of Automotive Emissions Controls
Global Warming
Highway Safety
An Overview of Highway Safety
Appendix: The Value of Life
Vehicle Safety
Seat Belts and Air Bags
Legal Liability and Insurance
Speed and Highway Design
Other Automotive Externalities
Congestion, Roads, and Parking
Appendix: The Theory of Highway Congestion
Water Pollution
Where Next?
Where Should We Go from Here?
Where Can We Go from Here?
Answers to Text Questions