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The industrial organization of competition in local bus services

  • Philippe Gagnepain

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    (CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, PSE - Paris School of Economics)

  • Marc Ivaldi

    ()

    (TSE - Toulouse School of Economics - Toulouse School of Economics)

  • Catherine Vibes

    (TSE - Toulouse School of Economics - Toulouse School of Economics)

This article is aimed at deepening our understanding of the functioning of competition in the local bus transportation industry and to evaluate its effectiveness. It provides an overview of the competitive constraints that are at work in the industry as discussed in the economic literature, and sketches empirical tests to check whether the intuitions provided by the economists are in line with the reality of the industry.

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Date of creation: 2011
Publication status: Published in De Palma, Lindsey, Quinet, et Vickerman. A handbook of transport economics, Edward Elgar, pp.744-762, 2011
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