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Quersubventionierung kommunaler Leistungen in Deutschland: Aktuelle Bedeutung und Beurteilung unter Effizienz- und Verteilungsgesichtspunkten

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  • Peter Haug

rotz Liberalisierung des Energiemarktes und der absehbaren Deregulierung des Öffentlichen Personennahverkehrs (ÖPNV) innerhalb der EU hat die Quersubventionierung des Nahverkehrs über die Gewinne der kommunalen Versorgungsunternehmen nach wie vor eine große quantitative Bedeutung in Deutschland. Dies belegt eine Erhebung des IWH in deutschen Großstädten. Diese Praxis kann aus wohlfahrtsökonomischer Sicht und aus der Verteilungsperspektive als ineffizient bzw. nicht mit den üblichen Vorstellungen von Bedarfsgerechtigkeit vereinbar beurteilt werden. Soll aus politischen Gründen das ÖPNV-Angebot im bisherigen Umfang aufrechterhalten werden, wäre unter Umständen eine alternative Finanzierungsform geboten.

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Article provided by Halle Institute for Economic Research in its journal Wirtschaft im Wandel.

Volume (Year): 9 (2003)
Issue (Month): 9-10 ()
Pages: 299-305

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Handle: RePEc:iwh:iwhwiw:9-03-5
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