Fear of Switching Costs May Dampen Support for Phasing out Combustion Engine Cars

Support for phasing out combustion-engine vehicles, contrary to what looks more plausible, may be negatively associated with retail gasoline prices. This is one of the conclusions of “Examining the effects of gasoline prices on public support for climate policies”, a paper by PhD candidate Ireri Hernandez Carballo of Bocconi’s Department of Social and Political Sciences and Matthew Ryan Sisco of Princeton University, published in Nature Energy.


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