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What shapes local public transportation in Europe? Economics, Mobility, Institutions, and Geography

  • Germa Bel
  • Daniel Albalate

This paper analyzes the factors that explain supply and demand of local public transportation. Together with variables related to economics and mobility, we consider variables reflecting institutional characteristics and geographical patterns. Being a political capital increases supply and demand of local public transportation, inequality is associated with higher supply, and contracting out reduces supply. Furthermore, our regional analysis allows us capturing the effect of geographical characteristics and different traditions of government intervention. In all, we provide first evidence on the role played by institutional and regional characteristics useful to achieve a better understanding of local public transportation supply and demand.

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Paper provided by European University Institute in its series RSCAS Working Papers with number 2009/34.

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Handle: RePEc:rsc:rsceui:2009/34
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