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A private-public comparison of bus service operators

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  • Mizutani, Fumitoshi

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  • Urakami, Takuya

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Due to the steady increase in the use of private autos in Japan, the bus business is facing hard times. In particular, bus services owned by public organizations have been struggling with increases in operating deficits and subsidies, so that recently in many cities there has been a call for restructuring. Publicly and privately owned bus operators co-exist in the Japanese market. Although their financial situation is not completely healthy, privately owned bus operators have performed better than their publicly owned counterparts. The main purpose of this study is to find the key factors causing the differences in efficiency between private and public bus operators, especially in these areas: efficiency in service production, wage, utilization of vehicles, and cost. In this study, we will make an analysis using observations of both private and public bus operators in the Kansai region in Japan for the five years from 1996 to 2000. After we examine the performance differences between the two sectors, we will estimate with econometric methods certain functions such as the production function of bus services and the wage function. Based on these functions, we will evaluate the differences in efficiency between private and public bus operators.

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Paper provided by European Regional Science Association in its series ERSA conference papers with number ersa02p146.

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Date of creation: Aug 2002
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  1. Williams, Martin, 1979. "Firm Size and Operating Costs in Urban Bus Transportation," Journal of Industrial Economics, Wiley Blackwell, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 28(2), pages 209-18, December.
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  1. William Roy, 2004. "Technical Efficiency and Contractual Incentives: the Case of Urban Public Transport in France," Post-Print, HAL halshs-00095304, HAL.
  2. Cambini Carlo & Filippini Massimo & Piacenza Massimiliano & Vannoni Davide, 2011. "Corporatization and Firm Performance: Evidence from Publicly-Provided Local Utilities," Review of Law & Economics, De Gruyter, De Gruyter, vol. 7(1), pages 191-213, July.
  3. Simona Bigerna & Paolo Polinori, 2010. "Ambiente operativo ed efficienza nel settore del trasporto pubblico locale in Italia," SCIENZE REGIONALI, FrancoAngeli Editore, FrancoAngeli Editore, vol. 2010(3), pages 85-118.

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