Quotation Pichler, Eva, Böheim, Michael. 2013. Excise taxes on gasoline and suppliers’ market power: A note. Economics Letters 118 (1), 110-112.




The present paper argues that in the retail gasoline industry, excise taxes, by amounting to a substantial part of prices, increase the firms’ degree of market power as demand elasticity is decreased. To avoid this market power effect, a ‘flexible value tax’ on gasoline is proposed. It yields equivalent tax revenues as the excise tax without disturbing competition in the retail gasoline market.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Economics Letters
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A, STRAT-B, VW-B, WH-B
Language English
Title Excise taxes on gasoline and suppliers’ market power: A note
Volume 118
Number 1
Year 2013
Page from 110
Page to 112
Reviewed? Y
URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0165176512004570
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2012.08.022
JEL H2; H21; H32


Pichler, Eva (Details)
Böheim, Michael (Details)
Department of Economics (Weiss) (Details)
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