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Economic analysis of tariff integration in public transport

Takaaki Takahashi

Research in Transportation Economics, 2017, vol. 66, issue C, 26-35

Abstract: In this paper, we examine the effects of integrating the tariffs of public transport operated by various institutions on the welfare of economy based on a simple model with users and operators of public transport. Special attention is paid to two benefits of tariff integration; the removal or alleviation of a distortion in consumers’ choices, which arises when a shorter route costs more, and the economies of scale in production.

Keywords: Common fare; Congestion; Distortion in consumers' choices; Distribution of wage; Economies of scale; Tokyo's subway system (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: R41 R48 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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