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The End of the Affair?

In cross-price elasticity of demand news, a story on the AP wire notes that, for the first time in ages, Toyota’s Camry and Corolla cars both outsold Ford’s full-size F-150 pickup truck. [*] It’s arguably worse even than that for Ford’s truck business, since neither the Corolla (52,826 units sold) nor the Camry (51,291) was […]

(Albufeira, Portugal) Congestion Pricing at Work?

Yesterday afternoon, a trio of fellow Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics attendees and I were marveling at the emptiness of the A2 motorway connecting the southern exburbs of Lisbon and the Algarve region. Certainly, there is not a whole lot of stuff en route, but you could say the same thing about a lot […]