There have been many accusations of price gouging due to the COVID-19 pandemic. What is price gouging, and why does it happen? In this episode of POLICYbrief, Shruti Rajagopalan explains the reasons that price gouging is likely to happen and how the free market can regulate itself to correct the problem with minimal government intervention.
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