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Title:
Principles of transportation economics
Author:
Boyer, Kenneth Duncan.
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Publication Information:
Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
xv, 416 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780321011039
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Book

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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.


Table of Contents

I Transportation Demand
1 Why Study Transportation Economics?
2 The Source of Transportation Demand
3 Demand for Freight Transportation
4 The Demand for Passenger Transportation
II Transportation Costs
5 Transportation Cost Concepts
6 The Costs of Fixed Facilities
7 Transport Vehicle Cost.
8 The Cost of Operating Transport Vehicles
III Economic Principles for Transport Pricing
9 Transportation Investment and Disinvestment
10 Efficient Pricing
11 Paying for Use of Transport Facilities
IV Government Regulation of Transportation
12 Market Power in Transportation
13 Regulation of Market Power in Transportation
14 Regulation of the Social Costs of Transportation