Contributions to Economics

Competition for Public Transport Services

Institutional Framework and Empirical Evidence of Bus Services in Germany

Authors: Beck, Arne

  • Presents a detailed analysis of the successes, failures, and factors that influence the competition for public bus transport services
  • Analysis based on extensive primary data that is usually not publicly available
  • Gives numerous policy recommendations for consideration by decision-makers and regulatory authorities whose goal is to increase competition for public bus transport services
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This book evaluates the successes, failures, and factors that influence the competition for public bus transport services. Using Germany as a case study, the author explains the dichotomous system of a market with licenses for commercial services, where operators are granted exclusivity, and licenses for non-commercial services, where supplementary direct subsidies are tendered out by public transport authorities. The empirical analysis is based on primary data usually not publicly available, and supplemented by numerous expert interviews. The book aims to provide a basic understanding of the players and their options, offer insights into the German model, and make policy recommendations for those whose goal is to increase competition.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction and Focus of Analysis

    Beck, Arne

    Pages 3-5

  • General Literature Overview

    Beck, Arne

    Pages 7-10

  • Structure of the Book

    Beck, Arne

    Pages 11-14

  • The Distinction Between Commercial and Non-Commercial Bus Services

    Beck, Arne

    Pages 17-50

  • The Practice with Different Institutional Models Within the Framework

    Beck, Arne

    Pages 51-80

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eBook $119.00
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-7908-2801-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-7908-2949-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Competition for Public Transport Services
Book Subtitle
Institutional Framework and Empirical Evidence of Bus Services in Germany
Authors
Series Title
Contributions to Economics
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Physica-Verlag Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-7908-2802-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7908-2802-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7908-2801-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7908-2949-5
Series ISSN
1431-1933
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 238
Topics