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Motorways, tolls and road safety.Evidence from European Panel Data

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  • Daniel Albalate

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    (Faculty of Economics, University of Barcelona)

  • Germa Bel

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    (Faculty of Economics, University of Barcelona)

Abstract

The use of tolls is being widespread around the world. Its ability to fund infrastructure projects and to solve budget constraints have been the main rationale behind its renewed interest. However, less attention has been payed to the safety effects derived from this policy in a moment of increasing concern on road fatalities. Pricing best infrastructures shifts some drivers onto worse alternative roads usually not prepared to receive high traffic in comparable safety standards. In this paper we provide evidence of the existence of this perverse consequence by using an international European panel in a two way fixed effects estimation.

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Paper provided by University of Barcelona, Research Institute of Applied Economics in its series IREA Working Papers with number 200802.

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Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2008
Date of revision: Feb 2008
Handle: RePEc:ira:wpaper:200802

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Keywords: Road Safety; Tolls; Motorways and Transportation.;

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