Transportation Policy And Economic Regulation: Essays In Honor Of Theodore Keeler by John BitzanTransportation Policy And Economic Regulation: Essays In Honor Of Theodore Keeler by John Bitzan

Transportation Policy And Economic Regulation: Essays In Honor Of Theodore Keeler

byJohn BitzanEditorJames H Peoples

Paperback | April 1, 2018

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Transportation Policy and Economic Regulation: Essays in Honor of Theodore Keeleraddresses pressing transportation issues such as cabotage in air transport providing understanding of the effectiveness of current and proposed policy. The book examines new policies, such as global airline deregulation and competitive bidding, across all major transportation modes. The book evaluates the economic impact and effectiveness of various policies, employing empirical analyses and new estimation techniques, such as Bayesian analysis. The book is designed for transportation professionals and researchers, as well as transportation economics students, providing a detailed reference for current transportation policy issues.

Policy changes established in the last 35-40 years have introduced profound changes in the business environment of the transportation industry. Past policy changes promoted the free market's role in setting prices and determining service availability. While 21st century policy has focused on a variety of other issues, such as safety, road and air congestion, productivity growth, labor relations and exhaust emission, many still promote the role of competition. The book explores different approaches to dealing with such transportation issues in different parts of the world. Contemporary transportation policy debates have shifted from primarily examining the merits of reforming economic regulations at national levels to examining alternative methods of social regulation (such as safety regulation and emission controls), and identifying new approaches to changing economic regulations.



  • Examines the latest transportation policy developments across all major modes, as well as comparative international analysis
  • Shows how new policy changes, such as changes in regulation, affect overall transportation system performance
  • Features methodological chapters to assist researchers in choosing their own methods, while subject matter chapters provide insights into particular transportation policy issues
  • Examines policies on a global scale, revealing best practices used by the transportation industry in today's internationally competitive business environment
  • Analyzes transport prices, speed of service, use of information technology, and operating issues, highlighting how transportation enhances quality of life
John Bitzan's areas of research include transportation economics, transportation industry structure and performance, and the impacts of regulatory change in the transport industries. He is co-editor of the book entitled Airline Efficiency (Emerald forthcoming). He is also Associate Editor of the book series Advances in Airline Economic...
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Title:Transportation Policy And Economic Regulation: Essays In Honor Of Theodore KeelerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:April 1, 2018Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128126205

ISBN - 13:9780128126202

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Table of Contents

1. Theodore Keeler's Impact on Public Policy and Transport Economics 2. Economic Regulation of Transportation Theory, Evolution, and Global Experience 3. Social and Congestion Regulation of Transportation Theory, Evolution, and Global Experience 4. Evolution of Transportation Policy 5. Productivity Measurement in Transportation Theory, Measurement, and Global Experience 6. Challenges in Evaluating the Impacts of Transportation Policy the Case of CAFE Standards 7. The Global Airline Industry Evolution and Policy Issues 8. Public Policy and Motor Carriers Balancing Safety, Security, Environmental, and Efficiency Concerns 9. Regulatory Change in Railroads: Review and Discussion of Case Studies in Russia, Ukraine and Mexico 10. Ocean Transportation Evolution and Current Policy Issues 11. Public-Sector Responses to Competition from the Private Sector The Case of Urban Transit 12. Sturdy Inference and the Amelioration Potential for Driverless Cars: The Reduction of Motor Vehicle Fatalities due to Technology