Rate-of-Return and Price-Cap Regulations for Urban Railways
We buid a simple model of commuter railways where congestion exists, show that price-cap (PC) regulation causes congestion compared to rate-of-return (ROR) regulation. We next consider methods to correct it, and show the following results: (i) PC regulation, in which the cap is made contingent on congestion, can correct the congestion without distorting cost-reducing efforts, (ii) PC regulation, in which the cap depends on investment in transportation capacity, can also correct the congestion but distorts cost-reducing efforts. We demonstrate these results by simulation, based on data from the Tokyu To-Yoko line in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area.
To our knowledge, this item is not available for
download. To find whether it is available, there are three
1. Check below under "Related research" whether another version of this item is available online.
2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.
|Date of creation:||1997|
|Date of revision:|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: 6-1 Mihogaoka, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0047|
Web page: http://www.iser.osaka-u.ac.jp/index-e.html
More information through EDIRC
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:dpr:wpaper:0449. 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: (Fumiko Matsumoto)
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.