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Road Pricing, Traffic Congestion and the Environment: Issues of Efficiency and Social Feasibility

Edited By: Kenneth Button and Erik Verhoef

315 pages, Figs, tabs

Edward Elgar

Hardback | Oct 1998 | #83467 | ISBN: 1858983657
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Part 1 Theory and practice before and after Pigou: road pricing in practice; congestion pricing and road investment; recent developments in the bottleneck model. Part 2 Efficiency aspects and second-best policies: road pricing and the alternatives for controlling road traffic congestion; variabilization of car taxes and externalities; what is the scope for environmental road pricing?; urban transport externalities and Pigouvian taxes - a network approach; the economics of information and pricing in transport networks with stochastic congestion. Part 3 Political and social feasibility: road pricing for congestion management - the transition from theory to policy; the equity impacts of road congestion pricing; urban road pricing - public acceptability and barriers to implementation; social feasibility of policies to reduce externalities in transport.

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