Is LTFRB Uber-Reacting?

25 Pages Posted: 27 Apr 2015

See all articles by Ronald U. Mendoza

Ronald U. Mendoza

Ateneo De Manila University - Ateneo School of Government

Aladdin Ko

Asian Insitute of Management - AIM Policy Center

Jessica Manipon

Asian Institute of Management

Date Written: May 1, 2015

Abstract

This paper elaborates on the economics of the taxi sector in the Philippines, and the impact of emerging competition such as Uber. It argues that a better understanding of the economics of the taxi industry could help inform regulators on whether and to what extent they should regulate Uber in order to promote the general welfare of the riding public. Uber offers alternatives and could actually be tempering behavior by unfair taxi operators by enhancing competition.

Keywords: Uber, taxi operators, overcharging, regulation

JEL Classification: K23, L51, R41

Suggested Citation

Mendoza, Ronald U. and Ko, Aladdin and Manipon, Jessica, Is LTFRB Uber-Reacting? (May 1, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2599113 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2599113

Ronald U. Mendoza (Contact Author)

Ateneo De Manila University - Ateneo School of Government ( email )

Katipunan Road
Loyola Heights
Quezon City, 1108
Philippines

Aladdin Ko

Asian Insitute of Management - AIM Policy Center ( email )

123 Paseo de Roxas
Eugenio Lopez Foundation Bldg.
Makati City, 1260
Philippines

Jessica Manipon

Asian Institute of Management ( email )

123 Paseo de Roxas
Makati City, Metro Manila
Philippines

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