Retail Redlining : Are gasoline prices higher in poor and minority neighborhoods ?

  title={Retail Redlining : Are gasoline prices higher in poor and minority neighborhoods ?},
  author={Caitlin Myers and G F Close and L Fox and John Meyer and Madeline Niemi},
Higher retail prices are frequently cited as a cost of living in poor, minority neighborhoods. However, the empirical evidence, which primarily comes from the grocery gap literature on food prices, has been mixed. This study uses new data on retail gasoline prices in three major U.S. cities to provide evidence on the relationship between neighborhood characteristics and consumer prices. We find that gasoline prices do not vary greatly with neighborhood racial composition, but that prices are… CONTINUE READING

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