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The Economic Theory of Urban Traffic Congestion: A Microscopic Research Agenda

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  • Richard Arnott

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    (Boston College
    Boston College)

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For presentation at CESifo Venice Summer Institute 2001, Workshop on Environmental Economics and the Economics of Congestion: Coping with Externalities, Venice International University, San Servolo, July 18-19,2001.

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Paper provided by Boston College Department of Economics in its series Boston College Working Papers in Economics with number 502.

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Length: 35 pages
Date of creation: 16 Jul 2001
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Handle: RePEc:boc:bocoec:502

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Keywords: transportation; congestion;

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  8. Richard Arnott & An Yan, 2000. "The Two-Mode Problem: Second-Best Pricing and Capacity," Boston College Working Papers in Economics 474, Boston College Department of Economics.
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  1. Edward Calthrop & Bruno De Borger & Stef Proost, 2007. "Externalities And Partial Tax Reform: Does It Make Sense To Tax Road Freight (But Not Passenger) Transport?," Journal of Regional Science, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 47(4), pages 721-752.
  2. Proost, Stef & Dender, Kurt Van, 2008. "Optimal urban transport pricing in the presence of congestion, economies of density and costly public funds," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 42(9), pages 1220-1230, November.

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