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WP 09-19 - Le coût de la congestion du trafic en Belgique

WP 09-19 - De kosten van verkeerscongestie in België

Bruno Hoornaert and Alex Van Steenbergen

Working Papers from Federal Planning Bureau, Belgium

Abstract: This paper seeks to quantify the cost of the most important inefficiencies in Belgian transport taxation. To this end we calculate the welfare gain of an ideal, optimal tax/subsidy system across the transport market as a whole (i.e. considering private road traffic in conjunction with public transport). We found the total welfare gain to be 2.3 billion euros, of which 1.3 billion are due to time gains of remaining road users. Our measure lies significantly above those found in the literature, since we consider the distortion cause by a wide range of subsidies.

Keywords: Optimal taxation; Externalities; Traffic Congestion (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D61 D62 H21 H23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019-09-06
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