Recent Developments in Transport Economics (International Library of Critical Writings in Economics)

Recent Developments in Transport Economics (International Library of Critical Writings in Economics)

by Kenneth J. Button
     
 

ISBN-10: 1840649119

ISBN-13: 9781840649116

Pub. Date: 09/03/2003

Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.

Thirty-five previously published papers are presented by Button (public policy, George Mason U.) in this reader surveying transport economics. The papers are drawn primarily from the late 1990s and cover topics in transport cost and productivity analysis, transport demand, network economics, environmental issues, economics of safety and security, economic analysis of…  See more details below

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Thirty-five previously published papers are presented by Button (public policy, George Mason U.) in this reader surveying transport economics. The papers are drawn primarily from the late 1990s and cover topics in transport cost and productivity analysis, transport demand, network economics, environmental issues, economics of safety and security, economic analysis of traffic congestion, liberalization of transport markets, transport and land use, and transport and trade. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840649116
Publisher:
Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
09/03/2003
Series:
International Library of Critical Writings in Economics
Pages:
752
Product dimensions:
6.88(w) x 9.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
1Labor Specialization, Transport Costs, and City Size3
2The Role of Captivity in Aggregate Share Models of Intercity Passenger Travel24
3Service Quality and Motor Carrier Costs: An Empirical Analysis40
4Efficiency and Productivity Growth Comparisons of European and U.S. Air Carriers: A First Look at the Data52
5Cost Savings and Productivity in the Railroad Industry63
6Information Effects in Transport with Stochastic Capacity and Uncertainty Costs85
7Car Ownership and Use in Britain: A Comparison of the Empirical Results of Alternative Cointegration Estimation Methods and Forecasts107
8Market Price and Income Elasticities of New Vehicle Demands123
9A Model of Scheduling in Airline Networks: How a Hub-and-Spoke System Affects Flight Frequency, Fares and Welfare131
10The Implementation of Marginal External Cost Pricing in Road Transport: Long Run vs. Short Run and First-Best vs. Second-Best161
11Modifying Transport Prices to Internalise Externalities: Evidence from European Case Studies187
12The Health Costs of Motor-Vehicle-Related Air Pollution206
13Road Transport Externalities: Interaction between Theory and Empirical Research240
14Incorporating Accident Risk and Disruption in Economic Models of Public Transport257
15Resource Allocation in Public Policy: The Effects of the 65-mph Speed Limit287
16The Value of a Statistical Life in Transport: Findings from a New Contingent Valuation Study in Sweden294
17A Cost-Benefit Analysis of US Motor Carrier Safety Programmes308
18Road Congestion: The Diagrammatic Analysis327
19Supply Curves for Urban Road Networks334
20A Structural Model of Peak-Period Congestion: A Traffic Bottleneck with Elastic Demand364
21Congestion Caused by Speed Differences383
22Congestion Pricing and Capacity of Large Hub Airports: A Bottleneck Model with Stochastic Queues407
23Cost Efficiency in the US Motor Carrier Industry Before and After Deregulation: A Stochastic Frontier Approach453
24Airline Mergers: A Longer View468
25The Technical Efficiency of Public and Private Ownership in the Rail Industry: The Case of Swiss Private Railways482
26The Indirect Cost-Saving Hypothesis of Privatisation: A Public Transport Labour Earnings Test493
27Private Roads507
28Spatial Integration, Transport Costs, and the Response of Local Prices to Policy Changes in Ghana539
29A Tale of Two Cities: Relationships Between Urban Form, Car Ownership and Use and Implications for Public Policy560
30Transport Costs and Rural Development600
31Trade in International Transport Services: The Role of Competition623
32The Effects of Transborder Trucking Regulations on Inbound Trucks and the Trucking Infrastructure636
33A Synthetic Approach to Estimating the Impacts of Telecommuting on Travel649
34Contestability, Competition and Regulation: The Case of Liner Shipping679
35Socially Optimal Capacity and Capital Structure in Oligopoly: The Case of the Airline Industry698
Name Index713

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