Economies of Scale. I. The Cost of trucking: Econometric Analysis. II. Bus transport: Some United States Experience

Economies of Scale. I. The Cost of trucking: Econometric Analysis. II. Bus transport: Some United States Experience

The author finds that the Indian trucking industry enjoys economies of scale for distances below 1,000 kilometres. In the United States, as in the UK and India, there is no evidence of economies of scales in the bus industry.

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