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Scale and “Industrial Reorganisation” Economies of transport Improvements

Scale and “Industrial Reorganisation” Economies of transport Improvements

Cheaper transport is not only a direct saving but may lead to "reorganisation" benefits by making efficient a more transport-intensive way of producing and distributing the product. An explanation of the nature and measurement of these benefits is illustrated from American official statistics.

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Eliminating Railway Deficits. The Effects for Australia

Problems associated with subsidising Australian non-urban rail services are revisited by evaluating the macro-economic impacts of a policy that would eliminate railway deficits. The model used demonstrates how several policy scenarios for the abolition of railway subsidies can be explored by simulating shocks to the economy. The results illustrate the range of economic benefits that could accrue from the abolition of subsidies and identifies interests most likely to benefit or lose from such a policy.

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