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The Regulation of Surface Freight Transportation: The Welfare Effects Revisited

Braeutigam, Ronald R. and Noll, Roger G. (1984) The Regulation of Surface Freight Transportation: The Welfare Effects Revisited. Review of Economics and Statistics, 66 (1). pp. 80-87. ISSN 0034-6535. doi:10.2307/1924698.

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This paper reexamines a much-studied topic, the effects of surface freight regulation. It demonstrates that several studies use invalid methods to estimate the welfare costs of rate regulation, develops a correct procedure, and provides estimates of the welfare effects using data and modal market share relationships estimated by Boyer. The paper also analyzes some implications of the common assumption that the demand for total freight shipments by all modes is perfectly inelastic.

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Additional Information:© 1984 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. Received for publication November 21, 1981. Revision accepted for publication March 23, 1983. The work reported here was supported by the Caltech Environmental Quality Laboratory. The authors would like to thank P. M. Scherer and E. Shin for helpful comments. Formerly SSWP 375.
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Subject Keywords:Tariffs, Marginal costs, Cost estimates, Shipping, Marginal cost pricing, Shipments, Total surplus, Traffic estimation, Transportation regulation, Statistical estimation
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