Posts Tagged ‘conspicuous conservation’

  • Prius Purchases Could Reflect Conforming to a Local Social Norm

    Prius Purchases and Conspicuous Conservation

    Jun 11, 14 • 565 Views • No Comments

    Our Wednesday Environment Focus Reporting that Prius was the top selling car in California, Bloomberg said the reason was tough emissions standards. I wonder… In a 2011 paper, economists Alison and Steven Sexton compared voting patterns and Prius...  [read more]

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    Green Signals

    Jul 8, 11 • 306 Views • No Comments

    When “green” is valued, hybrid car sales will be high. But here is the interesting part. When green is valued, looking “green” sometimes can be more important than being “green.” As a result, people buy more Priuses than...  [read more]