Network Development Under a Strict Self-Financing Constraint
AbstractThis paper offers a stylized model in which an agency is in charge of investing in road capacity and maintain it but cannot use the capital market so that the only sources of funds are the toll revenues. We call this the strict self-financing constraint in opposition to the traditional self financing constraint where implicitly 100% of the investment needs can be financed by loans. Two stylised problems are analysed: the one link problem and the problem of two parallel links with one link untolled. The numerical illustrations show the cost of the strict self-financing constraint as a function of the importance of the initial infrastructure stock, the rate of growth of demand, the price elasticity of demand and the flexibility in the pricing instruments.
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Volume (Year): 12 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
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Cost-benefit analysis; Road tolling; Self-financing; Infrastructure investments; Congestion; Bottleneck model;
Other versions of this item:
- André De Palma & Stef Proost & Saskia Van Der Loo, 2008. "Network development under a strict self-financing constraint," Center for Economic Studies - Discussion papers ces0829, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Centrum voor Economische Studiën.
- R42 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - Government and Private Investment Analysis; Road Maintenance; Transportation Planning
- L91 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Transportation: General
- R40 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - General
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- Erik T. Verhoef & Herbert Mohring, 2007. "Self-Financing Roads," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 07-068/3, Tinbergen Institute.
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