Größenvorteile im deutschen ÖSPV – Eine empirische Analyse
AbstractIn this paper we present an efficiency analysis of bus transport companies in Germany. It is focused on the calculation of scale efficiencies in order to identify possible economies of sca-le in the German bus transport market. For this purpose, we apply data envelopment analy-sis (DEA). As DEA is a determintistic method, bootstrapping procedures are applied to test for global and individual returns to scale. We find that small bus transport companies achieve economies of scale by extending their size.
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Date of creation: Dec 2009
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bus transport; frontier analysis; DEA;
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- C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
- L92 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Railroads and Other Surface Transportation
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