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.

Up Like a Rocket, Down Like a Feather

At your local gas station, you might be seeing some sticky prices. Although barrels of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) and Brent Crude have steadily gotten cheaper, the price at the pump has had a less steep downward trajectory. One economic study…

California Consumers and Gas Prices

How might California be responding to $5.00 gas? Let’s start with bread machines. Behavioral economist Dan Ariely explains that when one of the first sellers of bread machines placed it on the shelf, few people were interested because they could…