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Nov. 8: Economics Research Seminar Series

Department of Economics at Boise State University Presents:

Najmeh KamyabiRockets and Feathers: The Speed of Price Adjustment to Cost Changes in the U.S. Gasoline Market

Featured Speaker:

Najmeh Kamyabi, PhD

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Imagination Lab, MBEB Room 2302

Using weekly crude oil and retail gasoline prices, during the period from Jan. 2008 to Dec. 2015, this paper examines the hypothesis of asymmetric pricing for the gasoline market in the United States. An asymmetric response in the gasoline market is found for eight cities out of nine and at the national level. However, the adjustment speed tends to vary for different types of gasoline (regular, premium) and across cities.

Najmeh Kamyabi, PhD is a visiting professor in the Department of Economics at Boise State University. She received her PhD from Texas Tech University and has a master of arts in energy economics.

For questions about this event contact the Department of Economics at or (208) 426-3351.


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