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By Andre de Palma, Robin Lindsey, Emile Quinet, Roger Vickerman

ISBN-10: 1847202039

ISBN-13: 9781847202031

Bringing jointly insights and views from with reference to 70 of the world's top specialists within the box, this well timed Handbook offers an up to date advisor to the latest and cutting-edge advances in delivery economics.

The entire assurance contains themes akin to the connection among shipping and the spatial economic climate, contemporary advances in commute call for research, the exterior expenditures of shipping, funding appraisal, pricing, fairness matters, festival and legislation, the function of public - deepest partnerships and the advance of coverage in neighborhood bus prone, rail, air and maritime delivery.

This Handbook is designed either to be used on postgraduate and complicated undergraduate classes and as a reference for an individual operating within the box. It additionally enhances the textbook Principles of shipping Economics.

Contributors include: S.P. Anderson, H. Andersson, R. Arnott, B. Bartin, L. Basso, A. Behar, M. Ben Akiva, Y. Berechman, M. Beuthe, C.R. Bhat, J. Brocker, M.R. Brooks, ok. Button, C.G. refrain, J. Clougherty, M. Delucchi, A. de Palma, A. Estache, R. Friedrich, J. Gifford, D. Gillen, D. Graham, D. Hensher, E. Iossa, S. Jara-Diaz, E. Juan, Y. Kanemoto, M. Lafourcade, J. Laird, R. Lindsey, D. Mac Fadden, P. Mackie, D. Martimort, D. McCubbin, H. Meersman, J. Mercenier, C. Nash, T. Oum, okay. Ozbay, A.R. Pinjari, M. Ponti, S. Proost, R. Renault, P. Rietveld, E. Quinet, G. Santos, T. Tabuchi, J. Thisse, H.J.P. Timmermans, A. Trannoy, N. Treich, L. Trujillo, T. Vanelslander, E. Van de Voorde, A.J. Venables, E. Verhoef, R. Vickerman, J. Walker, W.G. Waters II, M. Wegener, okay. Yamaguchi, O. Yanmaz-Tuzel, Y. Yoshida, A. Zhang, Y. Zhang

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PART V: COMPETITION AND REGULATION This final part of the Handbook considers various issues related to how the mix of competitive forces and regulatory constraints affects transport markets. The discussion draws on the theories of asymmetric information, uncertainty, incentives and contracts. An overview of the issues is provided by Marco Ponti (Competition, regulation and public service obligations), who presents both a theoretical overview and the experience of a former regulator in the transport sector.

31) s sup Using the latter constraint to substitute out FLh from the budget equation, we get: Z Z Inc l sup a (1 1 ts ) ps Chs 5 (1 2 m) (1 2 t ) a2wLTh 2 wL a thsChs 1 wLTh 1 a wf Ffh b. 33) f2L where the net wage (net of saving and taxes) w 5 (1 2 m) (1 2 tInc) wL is the consumer’s valuation of leisure time and phs 5 (1 1 tZs) pZs 1 wths is the cost to consumer per unit of consumption good s. If s denotes travel, this is usually referred to by transport economists as the ‘generalized cost per unit of travel’.

Using historical examples, it is shown that risk lies at the core of problems with PPPs in terms of their consequences and management. Finally the chapter considers the role of the public sector, not least in providing an overall structure for the system – providing a link with the discussion of regulation of previous chapters. The authors consider that the recent financial crisis has not reduced the appetite for PPPs, but has reinforced the need to consider the means of implementation and the contracts which accompany such partnerships.

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