Gasoline rationing, Microeconomics

Gasoline Rationing

- In the year 1974 and again in the year 1979, the government imposed price controls on gasoline.

- This resulted in scarcity and gasoline was rationed.

- Non-price rationing is the alternative to market rationing.

- Under one form everyone has an equal chance to purchase rationed good.

- Gasoline can be rationed by long lines at the gas pumps.

* Rationing hurts some by limiting the amount of gasoline they can buy.

* This can be seen in the model given below.

* It applies to a woman having an annual income of $20,000.

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