Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/115884
Authors: 
Dürr, Niklas S.
Hüschelrath, Kai
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
ZEW Discussion Papers 15-062
Abstract: 
We study competition in the German interurban bus industry two years after its liberalization in January 2013. In addition to a brief characterization of the liberalization process and several general market developments, we provide a detailed analysis of selected market characteristics such as concentration and competitive interaction, fares as well as service quality. We use the gained insights to discuss two recent policy issues - industry consolidation and possible abuses of market power by incumbents - and derive several recommendations to secure effective competition in the industry.
Subjects: 
liberalization
interurban bus services
competition
merger
predation
Germany
JEL: 
L11
L41
L43
L92
K21
K23
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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