The success story of Spanish suburban railways: determinants of demand and policy implications
Ridership of suburban railway services in Spain has experienced a 30% increase during the 1990s. This paper carries out the estimation of an aggregate demand function using panel data from eleven urban areas. Among other results, short- and long-run elasticities with respect to both prices and a quality measure are obtained. These results are used to discuss the policy alternatives that RENFE faces in order to increase its revenue in the future.
Volume (Year): 7 (2000)
Issue (Month): 4 (October)
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