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dc.contributor.authorPrady, Delphineen_US
dc.contributor.authorUllrich, Hannesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-02en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-09T15:50:02Z-
dc.date.available2010-03-09T15:50:02Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/30152-
dc.description.abstractWe analyze the expected effects of building a rail tunnel between Lyon and Turin on i) the market shares of the established and the new suppliers, and ii) consumer surplus. The prospective project consists of a 53km rail tunnel providing freight shippers with a new alpine path. We calibrate an equilibrium model where freight shippers choose a mode and alpine path to ship goods from a given origin to a given destination. Freight carriers strategically set prices for the differentiated products they supply. Deriving the market equilibrium, we simulate the entry of a quality-improved product and test its competitive viability. The prospective alpine path proves both competitive and welfare-enhancing on the regional market, loses its competitive edge on the wider North-South market, and leads to a modal shift on the West-East market. We argue that the new infrastructure is only one tool out of a global modal shift-oriented policy toolbox.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) Mannheimen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesZEW Discussion Papers 10-010en_US
dc.subject.jelR41en_US
dc.subject.jelL92en_US
dc.subject.jelH54en_US
dc.subject.jelL13en_US
dc.subject.jelC63en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordTransalpine freighten_US
dc.subject.keywordNew rail infrastructureen_US
dc.subject.keywordSimulation modelen_US
dc.subject.keywordCompetitionen_US
dc.subject.stwTunnelen_US
dc.subject.stwGüterverkehren_US
dc.subject.stwVerkehrsteilungen_US
dc.subject.stwWettbewerben_US
dc.subject.stwMarktanteilen_US
dc.subject.stwKonsumentenrenteen_US
dc.subject.stwFrankreichen_US
dc.subject.stwItalienen_US
dc.subject.stwAlpenen_US
dc.titleEntry and competition in freight transport: the case of a prospective transalpine rail link between France and Italyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn620077336en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:zewdip:10010-
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