A COST AND BENEFIT EVALUATION OF SURFACE TRANSPORT REGULATION

This staff report represents a working tool in the ICC's continuing analysis of the role of regulation of the surface transportation industry. It focuses heavily on criticism of regulation and estimates of its costs. Specific tests of the assumptions, formulas and other factors were conducted leading to the conclusion that it would cost the economy $4.8 billion if the ICC were eliminated. It is attempt to quantify benefits, the Bureau of Economics put values on car utilization, carrier financing, inventory reductions and impacts of loss and damage. Unquantifiable were such results of regulation as rate and service stability, market competition, balanced car supply, and others. The report is not a definitive critique, but rather a working paper to generate interest and research inside and outside the government.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Interstate Commerce Commission

    Bureau of Economics
    Washington, DC  USA  20423
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 30 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00147892
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Statement No. 76-1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM