Brett M. Frischmann
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
July 25, 2012
B. Frischmann, Infrastructure: The Social Value of Shared Resources, p. 136, Oxford University Press, 2012
This chapter considers partially (non)rival infrastructure and congestion. Specifically, it explains and analyzes congestions problems and solutions. It begins with the basic economic model of congestion, which assumes homogenous uses, and discusses various approaches to managing congestion. It turns to more complex congestion problems, involving heterogeneous uses and cross-crowding, and discusses management options. The chapter evaluates congestion management strategies for infrastructures as well as the relationship between commons management and congestion management.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 28
Keywords: infrastructure, commons, open access, public goods, congestion, cross-crowding
JEL Classification: D4, D5, D6, H4, H5, H54, K00, L4, L5, L9, O1, O3, Q2, R4
Date posted: July 25, 2012
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