The Allais Report (translated from the French by E.M. and J.M. Thomson)

The Allais Report (translated from the French by E.M. and J.M. Thomson)

The Allais Report is the work of five professors of economics commissioned to advise the Common Market countries on pricing policy for transport. M Cottinet has produced a summarised outline of what is regarded on the Continent as an important policy document. Various approaches to pricing policy are explored and a clear distinction made between charging for the use of track facilities (roads, railways or canals) and charging for the transport services that use the track facilities. The charging of marginal cost plus scarcity rents is favoured for track facilities, free competition being encouraged in the provision of transport services.

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