TOWARD A THEORY OF DEREGULATION: THE CASE OF FREIGHT TRANSPORT

In recent years there has been increasing interest in some form of freight deregulation in this country. A model of intermodal competition among multi-product firms is developed to examine how tariff levels and economic efficiency might be affected by deregulation. This framework serves as a basis for the development of a theory of second best for intermodal competition. It extends the work of Baumol and Bradford to show how pricing and entry rules would be set for second best with (1) total regulation of entry and all tariffs, and (2) partial deregulation, in which only the tariffs of a mode with economies of scale are controlled. These two alternatives and a third one, in which prices and entry are totally deregulated, are compared on welfare grounds.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the National Science Foundation.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Northwestern University, Evanston

    Transportation Center, Leverone Hall
    Evanston, IL  United States  60201
  • Authors:
    • BRAEUTIGAM, R
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  • Pagination: 27 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00190107
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 601-76-08
  • Contract Numbers: APR75-16731
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM