A possible role for discriminatory fuel duty in reducing the emissions from road transport: Some UK evidence

David Clive Broadstock, Xun Chen

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It is shown that the relative demands for gasoline and diesel fuels are price-responsive. Given the differing emissions-based externalities from these two fuel types, it is contended that discriminatory fuel duty might be a means to reduce these externalities. Results are derived from an Almost Ideal Demand System with time-varying technological progress, estimated using a bootstrap procedure given the nonnormalities and relative small sample sizes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)540-544
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Economics Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • AIDS model
  • technology biases
  • time-varying parameter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics

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