Journal article

Economies of scale and scope in local public transportation

  • Farsi, Mehdi Istituto microeconomia e economia pubblica (MecoP), Facoltà di scienze economiche, Università della Svizzera italiana, Svizzera
  • Fetz, Aurelio Department of Management, Technology and Economics, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Filippini, Massimo Istituto microeconomia e economia pubblica (MecoP), Facoltà di scienze economiche, Università della Svizzera italiana, Svizzera
    2007
Published in:
  • Journal of Transport Economics and Policy. - 2007, vol. 41, no. 3, p. 345-361
English This paper analyzes the cost structure of the Swiss urban public transport sector in order to assess scale and scope economies. A multi-output cost function has been estimated for a panel data set of companies operating trolley-bus, motor-bus and tramway systems. The results suggest increasing returns to scale and economies of scope. This analysis has important policy implications in view of... Show more…
Language
  • English
Classification
Economics
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