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dc.contributor.authorGrowitsch, Christianen_US
dc.contributor.authorWetzel, Heikeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-03-18en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-10-01T15:02:15Z-
dc.date.available2009-10-01T15:02:15Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/28197-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, we conduct a pan-European efficiency analysis to investigate the performance of European railways with a particular focus on economies of vertical integration. We test the hypothesis that integrated railways realize economies of scope and, thus, produce railway services with a higher level of efficiency. To determine whether joint or separate production is more efficient, we apply a Data Envelopment Analysis super-efficiency bootstrapping model which relates the efficiency for integrated production to a reference set consisting of separated firms which use a different production technology. We find that for a majority of European railways economies of scope exist.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aLeuphana-Univ.|cLüneburgen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aUniversity of Lüneburg Working paper series in economics|x72en_US
dc.subject.jelL22en_US
dc.subject.jelL43en_US
dc.subject.jelL92en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwSchienenverkehren_US
dc.subject.stwVerbundvorteilen_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftliche Effizienzen_US
dc.subject.stwData-Envelopment-Analyseen_US
dc.subject.stwEuropaen_US
dc.subject.stwEU-Staatenen_US
dc.titleTesting for economies of scope in European railways: an effciency analysisen_US
dc.type|aWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn560084331en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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