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Railways competition in a park-and-ride model

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  • Kuroda, Tatsuaki

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  • Miyazawa, Kazutoshi

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It is well understood that the way of use of automobiles within urban areas should be reconsidered for environmental improvements, such as reduction of CO2 or energy itself. In this paper, scale effect of city size and cost advantage of railway over automobiles is examined in a simple setting with so-called Park-and-Ride commuter system. Our results are as follows: The fare per mile charged by a monopoly railway firm may not be relevant to the city size; the fare in a symmetric equilibrium under monopolistic competition is decreasing with the city size; the fare in a symmetric zero-profit kinked equilibrium is increasing with the city size; the fare of social optimum is decreasing with the city size.

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Paper provided by European Regional Science Association in its series ERSA conference papers with number ersa02p122.

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Date of creation: Aug 2002
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Handle: RePEc:wiw:wiwrsa:ersa02p122

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  1. Jensen, Arne, 1998. "Competition in railway monopolies," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 34(4), pages 267-287, December.
  2. Kanemoto, Yoshitsugu, 1984. "Pricing and Investment Policies in a System of Competitive Commuter Railways," Review of Economic Studies, Wiley Blackwell, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 51(4), pages 665-81, October.
  3. Kanemoto, Yoshitsugu & Kiyono, Kazuharu, 1995. "Regulation of commuter railways and spatial development," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 25(4), pages 377-394, August.
  4. Steven C. Salop, 1979. "Monopolistic Competition with Outside Goods," Bell Journal of Economics, The RAND Corporation, The RAND Corporation, vol. 10(1), pages 141-156, Spring.
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