9789057021862

Transport Economics : Selected Readings

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    9789057021862

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    9057021862

  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 1997-09-01
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

Containing a set of readings that clearly convey fundamental concepts, theory and methodologies of transport economics, this book is an invaluable tool, essential for the teaching and study of the subject. Papers have been carefully selected for their usefulness in teaching by seven prominent and experienced professors of transport economics. As such, the majority of the twenty-six papers included in the text deal with timeless and fundamental subjects in transport economics, and have been evaluated by many instructors as being effective papers for educational purposes.

Table of Contents

Notes on the Editors
Preface
Introduction
Transport Demand: The Basic Frameworkp. 3
Concepts of Price Elasticities of Transport Demand and Recent Empirical Estimates: An Interpretative Surveyp. 17
The Theory and Practice of Disaggregate Demand Forecasting for Various Modes of Urban Transportationp. 51
Stated Preference Analysis of Travel Choices: The State of Practicep. 81
Trip Scheduling in Urban Transportation Analysisp. 111
Competition, Natural Monopoly and Scale Economiesp. 123
Economies of Density Versus Economies of Scale: Why Trunk and Local Service Airlines Costs Differp. 145
Statistical Costing in Transportationp. 175
Devising Business Strategy for Railwaysp. 197
The Role of Costs in the Minimum Pricing of Railroad Servicesp. 237
Optimal Departures from Marginal Cost Pricingp. 253
An Integrated Fares Policy for Transport in Londonp. 285
Optimal Bus Faresp. 303
Inter-Firm Rivalry and Firm-Specific Price Elasticities in Deregulated Airline Marketsp. 313
Pricing and Congestion: Economic Principles Relevant to Pricing Roadsp. 345
Road Pricing for Congestion Management: The Transition from Theory to Policyp. 373
Efficient Transportation Infrastructure Policyp. 405
Optimal Peak-Load Pricing, Investment and Service Levels on Urban Expresswaysp. 425
Quality Competition, Industry Equilibrium, and Efficiency in the Price-Constrained Airline Marketp. 459
Empirical Implications and Tests of the Contestability Hypothesisp. 483
The Evolution of US Airline Competitionp. 501
An Application of the Economic Modelling Approach to the Investigation of Predationp. 539
Competition in Rail Transport: A New Opportunity for Railways?p. 565
North American Trucking Policyp. 591
Cost-Benefit Analysis of Transport Projectsp. 627
Behavioural and Resource Values of Travel Time Savings: A Bicentennial Updatep. 653
The Economic Benefits of the Channel Tunnelp. 667
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