Infrastructure Investment in the Railroad Industry: An Econometric Analysis

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George S. Ford

Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies

Date Written: December 9, 2019

Abstract

Using Vector Autoregression Model (“VAR”), I find significant, causal relationships between the financial health of the rail industry and its investment behavior. While my analysis by no means addresses the full complexity of the issue, I hope this evidence serves as a valuable contribution to a national debate over rail regulation.

Keywords: railroads, investment, regulation, VAR

JEL Classification: L92

Suggested Citation

Ford, George S., Infrastructure Investment in the Railroad Industry: An Econometric Analysis (December 9, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3608440 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3608440

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