My Price Gouging Interview On The Radio

The Energy Collective - Generally speaking, we discuss the recent article on price gouging appearing in Regulation magazine, and we agree that even if price hikes after emergencies are troubling, there just isn’t a better way to manage post-disaster private decisions about appropriate prices for goods and services than letting buyers and sellers work out prices in the usual manner.

Generally speaking, we discuss the recent article on price gouging appearing in Regulation magazine, and we agree that even if price hikes after emergencies are troubling, there just isn’t a better way to manage post-disaster private decisions about appropriate prices for goods and services than letting buyers and sellers work out prices in the usual manner.

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Dr. Michael Giberson is an instructor with the Center for Energy Commerce in the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University. Formerly, he was an economist with Potomac Economics, Ltd., a leading provider of independent market monitoring and economic analysis to the electric power industry. Prior to working for Potomac, Michael Giberson worked for five years as an independent energy industry analyst and served one year as a research fellow with George Mason University's Critical Infrastructure Protection Project and the Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science. He previously worked for the Center for the Advancement of Energy Markets and Argonne National Lab.

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