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Incentive Regulatory Policies: The Case of Public Transit Systems in France

  • Gagnepain, Philippe
  • Ivaldi, Marc

This paper is aimed at assesssing the empirical relevance of the new theory of regulation inspired by the theory of incentives. It contributes to the econometrics of asymmetric information models by using the principal-agent framework for studying the regulatory schemes used in French urban transport industry.

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Paper provided by Institut d'Économie Industrielle (IDEI), Toulouse in its series IDEI Working Papers with number 84.

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Date of creation: 1999
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Publication status: Published in The RAND Journal of Economics, vol. 33, n°4, Winter 2002, p. 605-629.
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