ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES FOR THE COMMUNITY OF STATE INTERVENTION IN THE PRICING POLICY OF FREIGHT TRANSPORT COMPANIES

AVANTAGES ET INCONVENIENTS (AU NIVEAU DE LA COLLECTIVITE) DES INTERVENTIONS DE L'ETAT DANS LA POLITIQUE DES PRIX DES ENTREPRISES DE TRANSPORT DE MARCHANDISES

The report by Professor del Viscovo of Rome's Research Centre for Transport Systems is made up of 6 sections: I. A general study of the common characteristics of the various techniques and the way of applying price control policies. II. Price control policy where the railway has a monopoly. III. Price control policy in a system where transport is provided only by a large number of private companies for transport by road and by waterway. IV and V. The example of a competitive market with possibilities of choosing from among three solutions, rail, road or waterway and where the railways still however could have a monopoly. VI. Political considerations which take into account other than purely economic aims of states, including that of maximum support. The second part of the document contains a summary of the Round Table discussions on the advisability of state intervention in prices on the transport market, various forms of intervention and monitoring their effects, the definition of the respective roles of politicians and economists in forming a transport policy.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • An account of the 22nd Session of Round Table Discussions of the ECMT which was held in Paris on March 15-16, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    European Conference of Ministers of Transport

    19, rue de Franqueville
    75775 Paris Cedex 16,   France 
  • Authors:
    • Viscovo, del
  • Publication Date: 1974

Language

  • French

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 42 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095199
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Railway Documentation, Selection of
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1975 12:00AM