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Regulation of the taxi industry


  • Productivity Commission


The paper contains an analysis of key issues facing State and Territory governments reviewing the regulation of taxis and hire-cars, under the National Competition Policy. It builds on the work contained in the 1994 Industry Commission report on Urban Transport, particularly its assessment of the rationales for entry restrictions and fare regulation, and its analysis of compensation and adjustment issues. The paper is intended to complement other individual reviews by providing policy makers in different jurisdictions with a common framework for assessing key issues in taxi regulation.

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  • Productivity Commission, 2002. "Regulation of the taxi industry," Microeconomics 0207006, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpmi:0207006
    Note: Type of Document - Word 97; prepared on IPM PC; to print on HP; pages: 55

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    regulation; taxi industry; taxis; hire-cars; transport; national competition policy; fare regulation; fares; licence plates; rank and hail taxi markets; compensation; adjustment assistance;

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    • D1 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior
    • D2 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations
    • D3 - Microeconomics - - Distribution
    • D4 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design

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