Seeing some prices start to slip downward, we can look for clues that indicate we are close to peak inflation.
What We Pay For Gas
To determine the impact of a temporary federal tax and maybe state tax holiday, we need to look at how state gasoline prices vary.
Why We Run Out of Gas
Suggesting causation, people are pointing out that as gasoline prices go up, more drivers are stranded with an empty tank.
The Death of the Pizza Principle
Since 1980, the convergence of New York City subway fares and pizza slice prices was a predictable phenomenon called the pizza principle.
Why Gasoline Prices Rise Faster Than They Fall
Seeing that barrels of crude oil are increasing expensive, we can ask if and how quickly our gasoline prices will respond.
The People With the Most and Least Inflation
While monthly CPI reports emphasize the average increase in prices, we can also use it to see the differences in household spending.
The Ups and Downs of Gas Prices
Because our spending on gasoline is somewhat constant, gas price fluctuations can have a massive impact on what we spend elsewhere.
How Algorithms Change Gasoline Prices
Looking at gasoline prices that are controlled by algorithms, we could be surprised by how they affect competition.
How Much We Care About Gasoline Prices
Since one state’s gasoline prices could be double what people pay in another state, we can ask if the price affects how much we purchase.
Rockets, Feathers and Gasoline Prices
Gasoline prices rise faster than they fall because monopolistic competition provides retailers with some price control although their product is identical.