A multi-output cost function for port terminals : some guidelines for regulation
AbstractCargo handling in ports is a multioutput activity, as freight can arrive in many forms such as containers, bulk, rolling stock, or noncontainerized general cargo. In this paper Tovar, Jara-D?, and Trujillo analyze the operation of port terminals through the estimation of a multioutput cost model that uses monthly data on three firms located at the Las Palmas port in Spain. This permits the calculation of product-specific marginal costs, economies of scale (general and by firm), and economies of scope, which are key tools to help the regulators in their task.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by The World Bank in its series Policy Research Working Paper Series with number 3151.
Date of creation: 01 Oct 2003
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Economic Theory&Research; Environmental Economics&Policies; Decentralization; Transport and Trade Logistics; Business Environment; Environmental Economics&Policies; Airports and Air Services; Economic Theory&Research; Transport and Trade Logistics; Transport Security;
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