Case | HBS Case Collection | September 2004 (Revised April 2005)

U.S. Market Framework for Gasoline, The: Individual Incentives and Societal Goals in Global Markets

by Bruce R. Scott and Edward Murphy

Abstract

Traces the role of gasoline taxes in financing U.S. highways and the use of regulations to increase fuel economy to show how and why the U.S. market framework for gasoline is so different from that in Europe. Focuses on whether the U.S. tax should be raised, as advocated by the CEOs of Ford and General Motors.

Keywords: Taxation; Governing Rules, Regulations, and Reforms; Energy Sources; Market Platforms; Sovereign Finance; Growth and Development Strategy; United States; Europe;

Citation:

Scott, Bruce R., and Edward Murphy. "U.S. Market Framework for Gasoline, The: Individual Incentives and Societal Goals in Global Markets." Harvard Business School Case 705-012, September 2004. (Revised April 2005.)