Second Best Problems in Railway Infrastructure Pricing and Investment

Second Best Problems in Railway Infrastructure Pricing and Investment

This paper analyses optimal pricing of rail infrastructure use, and optimality conditions for rail and road investment. It is demonstrated that under most circumstances rail charges should be below marginal costs and that investments in both modes should be reduced.

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