Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/76123
Authors: 
Lalive, Rafael
Schmutzler, Armin
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Socioeconomic Institute, University of Zurich 0609
Abstract: 
In Germany, competitive franchising is increasingly being used to procure passenger railway services that were previously provided by a state monopolist. This paper analyzes 77 tenders that differ with respect to network size, service frequency, contract duration and the proximity to other lines that are already run by competitors of DB Regio, a subsidiary of the successor of the former state monopolist. Our analysis shows that competitors are more likely to win small networks and more recent auctions. Other controls such as contract duration and the adjacency to other lines run by entrants are insignificant.
Subjects: 
competition for the market
liberalization
passenger railways
procurement auctions
JEL: 
D43
D44
R48
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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