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Standardization in Transportation Markets: A European Perspective

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  • Manfred J. Holler
  • Günter Knieps
  • Esko Niskanen
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    The paper presents an overview of issues related to standardization in the European transportation market. The paper identifies current trends in the European transportation policy: deregulation in service markets, horizontal integration of infrastructures/networks, and vertical disintegration between network provision and service provision. The paper discusses fundamental questions of standardization in the context of transportation, starting with its relevant scope. The paper distinguishes between standardization to increase uniformity of products, services and policies, and standardization to increase compatibility at interfaces, by internalizing network effects and system effects (mix and match).

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    Paper provided by Government Institute for Economic Research Finland (VATT) in its series Discussion Papers with number 151.

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    Date of creation: 01 Jan 1997
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    Keywords: Standardization; transportation; EU;

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    1. Jan K. Brueckner & Anton Goebel & Esko Niskanen, 1997. "Airline Deregulation: The American Experience and Prospects for Europe," Discussion Papers 149, Government Institute for Economic Research Finland (VATT).

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