Transportation Policy and Economic Regulation Book

Transportation Policy and Economic Regulation


  • Author : John Bitzan
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2018-04-14
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 378
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128126219

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Transportation Policy and Economic Regulation: Essays in Honor of Theodore Keeler addresses a number of today’s important transportation policy issues, exploring a variety of transportation modes, and examining the policy implications of a number of alternatives. Theodore Keeler had a distinguished career in transportation economics, helping to shape regulatory policies concerning the transportation industries and assessing the appropriateness of various policies. A distinguishing feature of his work is that it always had policy implications. As a tribute to Theodore Keeler, this book examines transportation policy issues across a variety of transportation industries, including aviation, railroads, highways, motor carrier transport, automobiles, urban transit, and ocean shipping. The book evaluates the economic impact and effectiveness of various policies, employing empirical analyses and new estimation techniques, such as Bayesian analysis. The book is designed for transportation professionals and researchers, as well as transportation economics students, providing an in-depth analysis of some of today’s important transportation policy issues. Policy changes established in the last 35-40 years have introduced profound changes in the business environment of the transportation industry. Past policy changes promoted the free market’s role in setting prices and determining service availability. While 21st century policy has focused on a variety of other issues, such as safety, road and air congestion, productivity growth, labor relations and exhaust emission, many still promote the role of competition. In addition to examining various transportation policy issues in the U.S., the book explores some approaches to dealing with transportation issues in different parts of the world. Contemporary transportation policy debates have broadened from their initial focus of primarily examining the merits of reforming economic regulations at national levels, to now examining

Benchmarking and Regulation in Transport Book

Benchmarking and Regulation in Transport


  • Author : Nash, Chris
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-09-07
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781800374348

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This insightful book provides readers with an in-depth discussion of the use of benchmarking in regulation in the European transport sector. It argues that benchmarking is invaluable to regulators, particularly in the transport sector where the pressures of competition in – or for – the market are often absent.

Transportation Policy Options Book

Transportation Policy Options


  • Author : Allen R. Ferguson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1975
  • Genre: Freight and freightage
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN 10 : NWU:35556021311675

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Privatization and Regulation of Transport Infrastructure Book

Privatization and Regulation of Transport Infrastructure


  • Author : Antonio Estache
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release Date : 2000-01-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN 10 : 0821347217

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The 1990s saw an increase in the liberalisation of transport policies and a strengthening of the role of private operators and investors in transport infrastructure worldwide. The search for sustained improvement in efficiency is probably secondary to the need to find additional financing, but it is improvement in services that is at the core of the new role of the government in transport. Governments must now become fair economic regulators of many of the privately operated transport services and infrastructures. This book examines the major challenges that governments are likely to face in taking on their new role in transport.

Economic Regulation and Its Reform Book

Economic Regulation and Its Reform


  • Author : Nancy L. Rose
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2014-08-29
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 704
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226138169

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The past thirty years have witnessed a transformation of government economic intervention in broad segments of industry throughout the world. Many industries historically subject to economic price and entry controls have been largely deregulated, including natural gas, trucking, airlines, and commercial banking. However, recent concerns about market power in restructured electricity markets, airline industry instability amid chronic financial stress, and the challenges created by the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act, which allowed commercial banks to participate in investment banking, have led to calls for renewed market intervention. Economic Regulation and Its Reform collects research by a group of distinguished scholars who explore these and other issues surrounding government economic intervention. Determining the consequences of such intervention requires a careful assessment of the costs and benefits of imperfect regulation. Moreover, government interventions may take a variety of forms, from relatively nonintrusive performance-based regulations to more aggressive antitrust and competition policies and barriers to entry. This volume introduces the key issues surrounding economic regulation, provides an assessment of the economic effects of regulatory reforms over the past three decades, and examines how these insights bear on some of today’s most significant concerns in regulatory policy.

Principles of Transportation Economics Book

Principles of Transportation Economics


  • Author : Kenneth Duncan Boyer
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN 10 : NWU:35556028222974

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Principles of Transportation Economics is an introduction into the distinctive elements of transportation economics, describing how the standard pieces of economic analysis are applied in the transport sector. Boyer's text reflects transportation economics as it is taught and practiced today. Unlike its many predecessors, its arguments do not discuss the practice of economic regulation. Legal issues and concerns of regulatory process are no longer a central part of transportation economics, and this book reflects this shift. The analysis covers the modern developments of subsidy-free pricing and stand-alone costing.

National Transportation Policies Through the Year 2000 Book

National Transportation Policies Through the Year 2000


  • Author : National Transportation Policy Study Commission
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1979
  • Genre: Transportation
  • Pages : 44
  • ISBN 10 : UCR:31210024831867

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It is concluded that the U.S. transportation system may not be capable of meeting the needs of a growing America. In this summary are 33 of the 80 recommendations approved by the Commission covering the following areas: Government organization; Economic regulation; Non-economic regulation; Ownership and operation; Finance, pricing and taxation; Planning and information; Energy.

Benchmarking and Regulation in Transport Book

Benchmarking and Regulation in Transport


  • Author : Chris Nash
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-09-28
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 180037433X

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Benchmarking and Regulation in Transport Excerpt :

This insightful book provides readers with an in-depth discussion of the use of benchmarking in regulation in the European transport sector. It argues that benchmarking is invaluable to regulators, particularly in the transport sector where the pressures of competition in - or for - the market are often absent. Written by a range of expert contributors, chapters offer an analysis of methodology, data requirements as well as practical examples of the use of benchmarking in the main transport modes (such as road, rail, seaports, airports and local public transport). Utilising illuminating case studies, the book also reviews the importance of benchmarking in the application of European competition law and considers the issue of obtaining appropriate and reliable data to achieve this. Benchmarking and Regulation in Transport will be an essential read for researchers, scholars and students in the fields of economic regulation, governance, transport economics and transport law. It will also be useful for policymakers and regulators who wish to further their understanding of the benefits of benchmarking in an efficiency-enhancing public policy strategy, especially within transport infrastructure.

The Economic Regulation of Airports Book

The Economic Regulation of Airports


  • Author : Peter Forsyth
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-09-29
  • Genre: Transportation
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351891172

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This tour d'horizon book reviews airport regulation and competition in different regions of the world and contrasts different policy perspectives. Organized in four parts, the first three examine, in turn, Australasia, North America, and Europe, while the last section looks at the institutional reforms that have taken place in these regions. The book covers the regulation of airports, and competition in different regions, as well as privatization policy, the interaction between airports and airlines, and regional economic impacts. It also examines the linkages between governance structures and forms of regulation. The book's global sweep embraces all the large aviation markets, bringing together the ideas and challenges of academic economists, airlines, airport managers, consultants and government regulators. As well as looking at different methods, degrees and paradigms of regulation it also spells out the stress-points, in a way that makes essential reading for airport operators, airline operations staff, as well as academic economists concerned with transport studies. It also offers interesting reading and important lessons for those concerned with regulation of the utility industries such as, telecommunications, water and power generation and distribution - where infrastructure can be subject to natural monopoly characteristics and where firms competing in downstream markets are dependent on the investment and operational strategies of the upstream infrastructure operator.

Policy Options for Intermodal Freight Transportation Book

Policy Options for Intermodal Freight Transportation


  • Author : National Research Council (U.S.). Transportation Research Board
  • Publisher : Transportation Research Board
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Containerization
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN 10 : 0309064511

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Recognizes the importance of freight transportation to the US and that intermodal freight transportation is a major technological and organizational trend affecting the sector's performance. Examining policy options, this report views that public investment in freight facilities is complex and they have been usually financed by the private sector.

Revision of Federal Transportation Policy Book

Revision of Federal Transportation Policy


  • Author : United States. Presidential Advisory Committee on Transport Policy and Organization
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1955
  • Genre: Transportation
  • Pages : 28
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015016491451

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National Transportation Policy Book

National Transportation Policy


  • Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1961
  • Genre: Federal aid to transportation
  • Pages : 732
  • ISBN 10 : NWU:35556021311865

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National Transportation Policy Book

National Transportation Policy


  • Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1961
  • Genre: Transportation
  • Pages : 732
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015023117982

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