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Title:Quality standards for passenger trains: Political majorities and environmental costs PDF Logo
Authors:Rothbauer, Julia
Sieg, Gernot
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:Economics Department Working Paper Series 8
Abstract:This study analyzes the minimum quality standard set by the European Union (EU) through Regulation 1371/2007 of Rail Passengers' Rights and Obligations. A welfare maximizing quality standard raises quality and consumer satisfaction, but does not improve the modal split of rail transport. A minimum quality standard determined by political majorities may or may not increase welfare. However, all binding standards induce travelers to switch to transport modes with higher anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions.
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Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Economics Department Working Paper Series, TU Braunschweig

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