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On the Relevant Elasticity Estimates for Cost Structure Analyses of the Trucking Industry

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  • Gagne, Robert

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The effects of output qualities on costs of trucking firms could be evaluated at a given number of ton-kilometers or at a given number of shipments. This note shows that false interpretations of potential output qualities effects could occur when these effects are evaluated at a given number of ton-kilometers. Copyright 1990 by MIT Press.

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Article provided by MIT Press in its journal Review of Economics & Statistics.

Volume (Year): 72 (1990)
Issue (Month): 1 (February)
Pages: 160-64

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Handle: RePEc:tpr:restat:v:72:y:1990:i:1:p:160-64

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  2. David M. Blau & H. Naci Mocan, 1999. "The Supply of Quality in Child Care Centers," NBER Working Papers 7225, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  3. Garrone, Paola, 1996. "Network subscription and services usage in European telecommunications industries," Information Economics and Policy, Elsevier, vol. 8(1), pages 25-50, March.
  4. Dionne, Georges & Gagné, Robert, 1993. "Rendements d’échelle, progrès technique et croissance de la productivité dans les industries québécoise et ontarienne de transport par camion, 1981-1988," L'Actualité Economique, Société Canadienne de Science Economique, vol. 69(3), pages 139-159, septembre.
  5. Jara-Díaz, Sergio R. & Cortés, Cristián E. & Morales, Gabriela A., 2013. "Explaining changes and trends in the airline industry: Economies of density, multiproduct scale, and spatial scope," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 60(C), pages 13-26.

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