A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY OF DEMAND FOR FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION IN CANADA: AN APPLICATION OF THE TRANSLOG COST FUNCTION

A rail-truck freight transport demand model is derived, consistent with the economic theory of mode choice in the price-speed-reliability space. The model is estimated from the cross-sectional data of Canadian inter-regional freight flows, separately for each of eight selected commodity groups. Parameter estimates are used to measure price and quality elasticities of demand and elasticity of rail-truck substitution. An attempt is also made to identify the range of distance over which effective inter-modal competition exists.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Canadian Institute of Guided Ground Transport

    Queen's University
    Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Oum, T H
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 32 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188642
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Canadian Institute of Guided Ground Transport
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CIGGT Rpt 78-14 Res Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM