Search for dissertations about: "transport economics"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 122 swedish dissertations containing the words transport economics.

  1. 1. Competition in Public Transport : Essays on competitive tendering and open-access competition in Sweden

    Author : Andreas Vigren; Svante Mandell; Jan-Eric Nilsson; Nash Nash; Chris Nash; Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Public transport; Contract; Tender; Bus; Economic efficiency; Competition; Location; Transport operator; Depot transp ; Impact study; Railway; Line transp ; 02 Road: Economics; 02 Road: Economics; 111 Road: Public transport; 111 Road: Public transport; J13 Railway: Economics; J13 Railway: Economics; Public Transport; Tendering; Procurement; Cost efficient; Open access competition; Transportvetenskap; Transport Science;

    Abstract : The results of this work show that the cost efficiency of tendered bus services is similar across all Swedish counties, except for the more high-density counties where efficiency is lower. Considerably lower efficiency is also found for contracts with services run in-house by the Public Transport Authority (PTA), compared to when the same service is run by a private actor. READ MORE

  2. 2. Welfare Effects of Transport Policies : an analysis of congestion pricing and infrastructure investments

    Author : Jonas Westin; Lars-Göran Mattsson; Lars Hultkrantz; KTH; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; congestion charge; cost-benefit analysis; tax distortions; transport investment; transport policies; welfare effects; Economics; Nationalekonomi; Civil engineering and architecture; Samhällsbyggnadsteknik och arkitektur; SRA - Transport; SRA - Transport;

    Abstract : Interactions between the transport market and other distorted markets, such as the labor market, can have a large impact on the overall welfare effect of a road pricing policy or a congestion charge. Many road pricing studies therefore try to incorporate effects from other distorted markets in the analysis. READ MORE

  3. 3. Efficiency and acceptability of pricing policies and transport investments in distorted economies

    Author : Jonas Westin; Lars-Göran Mattsson; Jonas Eliasson; Joel Franklin; Kurt Van Dender; KTH; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; SOCIAL SCIENCES; road pricing; transport investment; cost-benefit analysis; tax distortions; transport policies; welfare effects; political economy; acceptability; SRA - Transport; SRA - Transport;

    Abstract : This thesis contains five papers studying the economic efficiency and political acceptability of road pricing policies and transport investments in distorted economies. Interactions between the transport market and other distorted markets, such as the labor market, can have a large impact on the welfare effect of a road pricing policy or a transport investment. READ MORE

  4. 4. Regional Economics, Trade, and Transport Infrastructure

    Author : Nicholas Sheard; Rikard Forslid; Keith Head; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Regional policy; agglomeration; firm heterogeneity; export market entry; export timing; air travel; infrastructure; Economics; nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : “Regional Policy in a Multiregional Setting: When the Poorest are Hurt by Subsidies” Regional subsidies have a positive short-term effect on the recipient regions, but as they alter migration patterns the long-term effects are less clear. This paper demonstrates using a three-region general equilibrium model that subsidising the poorest region may be to its detriment in the long term and thereby increase inter-regional inequality, if the subsidy draws firms from a nearby region that would function better as a production centre. READ MORE

  5. 5. On the Move : Essays on the Economic and Political Development of Sweden

    Author : Erik Prawitz; Jakob Svensson; Davide Cantoni; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Economic development; political economics; migration; innovation; technological development; transport infrastructure; housing economics; Economics; nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of four self-contained essays in economics. Their abstracts are presented below:Exit, Voice and Political Change: Evidence from Swedish Mass Migration to the United States. We study the political effects of mass emigration to the United States in the 19th century using data from Sweden. READ MORE