Railways

Railways

by Chris A. Nash
     
 

Reproductions of 28 articles published between 1938 and 1998, but mostly in the 1980s and 1990s, were selected to cover issues thought important in understanding the economic, commercial, and policy analysis of rail transport in industrialized countries. Engineering and operational issues are not covered. Despite the title of the series, the articles most widely… See more details below

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Reproductions of 28 articles published between 1938 and 1998, but mostly in the 1980s and 1990s, were selected to cover issues thought important in understanding the economic, commercial, and policy analysis of rail transport in industrialized countries. Engineering and operational issues are not covered. Despite the title of the series, the articles most widely considered classic are not included, especially when a more recent paper covers the same issues to greater advantage. Little known papers are also included if deemed to make an important contribution to the present day analysis. The sections cover costs and productivity, pricing, regulation and privatization, economic rail demand models, disaggregate choice modelling, and investment. There is no subject index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840645538
Publisher:
Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2002
Series:
Classics in Transport Analysis Series
Pages:
552
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
1Cost Allocation in Railroad Regulation3
2Railroad Costs, Returns to Scale, and Excess Capacity19
3Productivity in U.S. Railroads, 1951-197427
4Network Effects and the Measurement of Returns to Scale and Density for U.S. Railroads43
5Economic Efficiency of Railways and Implications for Public Policy: A Comparative Study of the OECD Countries 'Railways'67
6The General Welfare in Relation to Problems of Taxation and of Railway and Utility Rates87
7The Role of Cost in the Minimum Pricing of Railroad Services
8An Analysis of the Rail Transport System125
9Some Subtle Pricing Issues in Railroad Regulation175
10The Evolution of Railroad Regulation in the United States190
11Privatization of the Japan National Railway: Overview of Performance Changes201
12The Policy Debate in Great Britain226
13The Demand for Intercity Passenger Transportation261
14Gravity/Elasticity Models for the Planning of the Inter-urban Rail Passenger Business275
15The Characteristics of Railway Passenger Demand290
16Inter-urban Rail Demand, Elasticities and Competition in Great Britain: Evidence from Direct Demand Models313
17Demand Forecasting for New Local Rail Stations and Services327
18Forecasting the Demand for Railway Freight Services347
19Linear or Nonlinear Utility Functions in Logit Models? The Impact on German High-Speed Rail Demand Forecasts369
20Establishing a Fare Elasticity Regime for Urban Passenger Transport380
21Stated Preference Techniques in Measuring Travel Elasticities406
22Leisure Travel416
23Validation of Stated Preference Forecasting: A Case Study Involving Anglo-Continental Freight439
24Estimating the Social Benefit of Constructing an Underground Railway in London455
25Pricing and Investment in Railway Freight Services468
26The Regional Impact of the TGV480
27Response of Urban Real Estate Values in Anticipation of the Washington Metro491
28Appraisal of Rail Projects513
Name Index521

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