What shapes local public transportation in Europe? Economics, Mobility, Institutions, and Geography
AbstractThis paper analyzes the factors that explain supply and demand of local public transportation. Together with variables related to economics and mobility, we consider variables reflecting institutional characteristics and geographical patterns. Being a political capital increases supply and demand of local public transportation, inequality is associated with higher supply, and contracting out reduces supply. Furthermore, our regional analysis allows us capturing the effect of geographical characteristics and different traditions of government intervention. In all, we provide first evidence on the role played by institutional and regional characteristics useful to achieve a better understanding of local public transportation supply and demand.
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Urban transportation; Local government; Mobility; Institutions and Geography;
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- Albalate, Daniel & Bel, Germà, 2010. "What shapes local public transportation in Europe? Economics, mobility, institutions, and geography," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 46(5), pages 775-790, September.
- NEP-ALL-2010-02-20 (All new papers)
- NEP-GEO-2010-02-20 (Economic Geography)
- NEP-PBE-2010-02-20 (Public Economics)
- NEP-URE-2010-02-20 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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