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Financing Capacity On The Bottleneck Model

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  • Richard Arnott

    (Department of Economics, Boston Colege)

  • Marvin Kraus

    (Department of Economics, Boston College)

Abstract

It is well known that, for a congestible facility with a constant long-run average cost, the revenue from the unconstrained optimal toll (set so that each individual faces marginal (social) cost of a use) covers the cost of optimal capacity. This paper investigates under what circumstances the first-best pricing and investment rules apply when time variation of the toll is constrained, and when users differ in unobservable characteristics so that the same toll must be applied to heterogeneous users. Both the bottleneck model and the traditional flow congestion model are considered.

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Paper provided by Boston College Department of Economics in its series Boston College Working Papers in Economics with number 222.

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Date of creation: Dec 1993
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Handle: RePEc:boc:bocoec:222

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  2. Richard Arnott & Marvin Kraus, 1994. "When Are Anonymous Congestion Charges Consistent with Marginal Cost Pricing?," NBER Technical Working Papers 0154, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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  11. Richard Arnott & Marvin Kraus, 1995. "Self-Financing of Congestible Facilities in a Growing Economy," Boston College Working Papers in Economics 304., Boston College Department of Economics.
  12. Xiao, Feng & Qian, Zhen (Sean) & Zhang, H. Michael, 2013. "Managing bottleneck congestion with tradable credits," Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Elsevier, vol. 56(C), pages 1-14.
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