Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/202387
Authors: 
Pittman, Russell
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
EAG Discussion Paper No. 10-1
Abstract: 
Recent rate increases by U.S. freight railroads have refocused attention on regulation, deregulation, and regulatory reforms in the railroad industry. Legislation introduced into Congress would render a variety of railroad behavior newly subject to the jurisdiction of the antitrust statutes, with potential enforcement by the Antitrust Division and the FTC and through lawsuits brought by state attorneys general or private parties. This paper considers the economic issues raised by legislation and the likely impacts on competition and welfare.
Subjects: 
freight railroads
captive shippers
antitrust
regulation
JEL: 
K21
K23
L41
L42
L43
L51
L92
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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