IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

A network bypass model of cook strait ferries


  • Richard Martin


This paper investigates whether or not deregulation and privatization lead to an increase in welfare for the narrowly defined market of ferry passenger service across Cook Strait, New Zealand. The model investigates the relationship between price competition, product differentiation and the duplication of fixed costs. We argue that high post entry prices are best interpreted as a symptom of product differentiation rather than collusion. A justification for deregulation and privatization that does not depend on regulatory failure is provided.

Suggested Citation

  • Richard Martin, 2006. "A network bypass model of cook strait ferries," New Zealand Economic Papers, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 40(1), pages 7-22.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:nzecpp:v:40:y:2006:i:1:p:7-22
    DOI: 10.1080/00779954.2006.9558550

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to search for a different version of it.

    More about this item


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:taf:nzecpp:v:40:y:2006:i:1:p:7-22. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.