Australia Has the World's Best Petrol Price Data: Fuelwatch and Fuelcheck

14 Pages Posted: 30 Nov 2018

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David P. Byrne

University of Melbourne

Jia Sheen Nah

University of Melbourne

Peng Xue

University of Melbourne

Date Written: December 2018

Abstract

This article introduces two retail fuel price databases in Australia, FuelWatch and FuelCheck. Each dataset consists of a complete panel of station‐level prices over time and across stations, and they are available for public access via web download. We provide background on how the two databases were established, describe their data‐generating processes, review some existing studies that utilise these data, and provide suggestions for future potential use.

Suggested Citation

Byrne, David P. and Nah, Jia Sheen and Xue, Peng, Australia Has the World's Best Petrol Price Data: Fuelwatch and Fuelcheck (December 2018). Australian Economic Review, Vol. 51, Issue 4, pp. 564-577, 2018, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3293182 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8462.12302

David P. Byrne (Contact Author)

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Jia Sheen Nah

University of Melbourne ( email )

Peng Xue

University of Melbourne ( email )

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Carlton, Victoria 3053
Australia

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