REGULATION PUBLIC POLICY, AND EFFICIENT PROVISION OF FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION

This paper considers the economic effects of existing transport regulation and the changes indicated from an appraisal of such effects. Attempts at deregulation fail from the inability to measure or provide weights for the conflicting or complementary benefits and costs. Society's concern at the industry level should now be with efficiency and technological progress, neither of which a regulatory agency in a semicompetitive market is in a position to promote. Recent attempts at deregulation will continue to meet institutional obstacles and the costs of regulation will continue to mount with no corresponding benefits except through distribution of wealth to a favored few.

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    American Society of Traffic and Transportation

    547 West Jackson Boulevard
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606
  • Authors:
    • WILSON, G W
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

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  • Accession Number: 00127864
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 16 1975 12:00AM