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Economic Efficiency Analysis Of Railway And Highway Transport Systems


  • Ali Kabasakal
  • Ali Osman Solak

    () (Sakarya University
    Bolu Regional Transportation Office)


­Economic efficiency is one of the important factors in the selection of a transportation system. Because transportation services and investments are seen as a means of public service and social politics in many countries, economic efficiency criteria aren’t taken into consideration in planning and pricing these services and as a result, such problems as waste of resources, insufficient funding for transportation services, the tortuosity in the selection of transportation services and negative externalities are encountered. İn this study the comparison of economic efficiency based on cost, in which the costing of construction, maintenance and operating of highway and railway which are two main transportation are included, was done.

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  • Ali Kabasakal & Ali Osman Solak, 2010. "Economic Efficiency Analysis Of Railway And Highway Transport Systems," Anadolu University Journal of Social Sciences, Anadolu University, vol. 10(1), pages 123-136, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:and:journl:v:10:y:2010:i:1:p:123-136

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    Transportation services; economic efficiency; railway; highway;

    JEL classification:

    • D61 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Allocative Efficiency; Cost-Benefit Analysis
    • H54 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Infrastructures
    • L92 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Railroads and Other Surface Transportation
    • R48 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - Government Pricing and Policy


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