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Competition and Industry Structure for International Rail Transportation


Guido Friebel


Goethe University Frankfurt; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Marc Ivaldi


Toulouse School of Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Jérôme Pouyet


Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC) - Centre d'Enseignement et de Recherche en Analyse Socio-Economique (CERAS); National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) - Center for Research in Economics and Statistics (CREST); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

July 2011

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8491

Abstract:     
This paper investigates various options for the organization of the railway industry when network operators require the access to multiple national networks to provide international (freight or passenger) transport services. The EU rail system provides a framework for our analysis. Returns-to-scale and the intensity of competition are key to understanding the impact of vertical integration or separation between infrastructure and operation services within each country in the presence of international transport services. We also consider an option in which a transnational infrastructure manager is in charge of offering a coordinated access to the national networks. In our model, it turns out to be an optimal industry structure.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 37

Keywords: Network access, Transport economics, Vertical Separation

JEL Classification: L14, L42, L51, L92


Date posted: July 28, 2011  

Suggested Citation

Friebel, Guido and Ivaldi, Marc and Pouyet, Jérôme, Competition and Industry Structure for International Rail Transportation (July 2011). CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8491. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1897997

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Guido Friebel (Contact Author)
Goethe University Frankfurt ( email )
Grüneburgplatz 1
Frankfurt am Main, 60323
Germany
Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
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London, EC1V 3PZ
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Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
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Germany
Marc Ivaldi
Toulouse School of Economics ( email )
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Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
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London, EC1V 3PZ
United Kingdom
Jerome Pouyet
Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC) - Centre d'Enseignement et de Recherche en Analyse Socio-Economique (CERAS) ( email )
28, rue des Saints-Peres
75007 Paris
France
+33 1 4458 2870 (Phone)
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National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) - Center for Research in Economics and Statistics (CREST)
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92245 Malakoff Cedex, 1 92245
France
Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
77 Bastwick Street
London, EC1V 3PZ
United Kingdom
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