Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/86065
Authors: 
van der Leij, Marco J.
Year of Publication: 
2003
Series/Report no.: 
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 03-009/1
Abstract: 
In a circular city model, I consider network design and pricing decisions for asingle fast transport connection that faces competition from a slower but betteraccessible transport mode. To access the fast transport network individuals haveto make complementary trips by slow mode. This fact has interesting implicationson the location decisions. I show that in the presence of competition the profit-maximizingand socially optimal decision would be to cluster the two stations. Bycontrast, in the absence of competition both a profit-maximizing firm and a socialplanner would locate the two stations on opposite sides of the circle.
Subjects: 
Networks
Transportation
Competition
Market area
Circular city.
JEL: 
L91
D40
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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